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University of Warwick

PhD in Pandemic Planning

About the Project

The Institute for Global Pandemic Planning (IGPP) at the University of Warwick combines world-class expertise in Mathematical Epidemiology, Public Health, and Behavioural Science. Through the Institute, a pipeline of doctoral students will be created to expand worldwide scientific leadership on managing pandemics. We are now recruiting our second cohort of students to start on an exciting four-year funded PhD programme in October 2023.

The programme will include participation in relevant post-graduate taught courses during the first year, followed by full time research on a chosen project. Each student will have supervision from academics in at least two of the main disciplines of the Institute, with supervisors selected from the Warwick Medical School, Warwick Business School, or the Department of Mathematics. Example projects include the development of models of infectious disease and their utility as predictive tools, modelling the impact of behavioural responses during a pandemic, or using computational tools to diagnose viral infection.

The studentships are funded by philanthropic donors to cover a student stipend, university fees (national or international level) and a Research and Training Support Grant. Additional research support costs will be provided for students involved in laboratory work. All students will benefit from a comprehensive training programme and cohort learning events.

University of Warwick

Funding and Entry Requirements


Studentships covering an annual stipend, full fees, a Research and Training Support Grant, and laboratory consumables if applicable, are available.

Entry Requirements

A strong first degree (2.1 or above), or international equivalent, in a relevant subject, evidence of English language capability, and two strong academic references. Further information on Warwick University’s entrance requirements can be found here.

How to apply

You can apply for a studentship here. Please attach a personal statement highlighting your reasons for being interested in the studentship, a copy of your CV, your degree transcript(s) and degree certificates, and two academic reference letters (maximum attachments 6).

The closing date for applications is the 6th February 2023.

Short-listed candidates will be informed shortly after this and will be notified of an interview date (interviews will take place in early March).