The Institute of Health and Society has an international reputation in translational research aimed at promoting evidence-based policy and practice for the benefit of patient and population health. Postgraduate research supervision is available in applied epidemiology, decision making and organisation of care, life-course, development and ageing, and public health improvement.
Research supervision is available in the following areas:
The applied epidemiology theme contributes to the understanding, prevention and treatment of chronic non-communicable disease across the life course. Research areas include: maternal and perinatal health, childhood cancer, life course epidemiology.
Chronic disease epidemiology and the health of populations in transition
Our interests are in the epidemiology and prevention of chronic diseases. We have a particular interest in these conditions in low and middle income countries and also in determining the most important risk factors for chronic disease.
Decision making and organisation of care
Decision making and organisation of care brings together social and behavioural science, and clinical expertise to conduct applied health research. Research areas include: implementation/improvement science, shared decision making/patient-centred care, experience of health, illness and healthcare.
Life-course, development and ageing
Life-course, development and ageing explores healthy ageing, from development in childhood and the consequences of disability, to the health and wellbeing of the oldest old (85 and over). Research areas include: ageing and health, transitions in health and disability, understanding child disability, improving quality of life, technologies and the environment, cognitive impairment and dementia.
Public health improvement
The public health improvement theme conducts applied health research with a focus on the development, evaluation and translation of health interventions. Research areas include: understanding and tackling health inequalities, understanding and changing health related behaviours, evaluation of public health policy, public health nutrition, prevention of alcohol misuse.
We have several discipline groups, for further information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/public-health-epidemiology-hsresearch-mphil-phd-md/#profile
Training and Skills
As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and support elements to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School.
For further information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/public-health-epidemiology-hsresearch-mphil-phd-md/#training&skills
How to apply
For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/public-health-epidemiology-hsresearch-mphil-phd-md/#howtoapply
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science or medicine related subject. To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills).