New molecular and genetic technologies are transforming our understanding of health and disease. We are training a new generation of inter-disciplinary scientists who can harness the benefits of these technologies in exciting and productive ways. Our 4-year PhD programme is open to graduates from all science/technology subjects. If you are interested in a PhD in population health research we would love to hear from you!
The MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit offers a 4 year inter-disciplinary PhD programme in a world-class research environment. The aim of our programme is to train graduates from a wide range of disciplines (e.g. natural sciences, biostatistics, genetics, econometrics, biochemistry, mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering and computer science) to integrate molecular, cellular, clinical and population data to identify the causal effects of potentially modifiable exposures on health-related outcomes.
We strongly encourage applications from other disciplines, for example:
Our community of researchers come from many different scientific backgrounds, and our PhD programme and training environment will provide non-epidemiologists with the necessary training to apply their skills in this field.
The PhD studentships are funded for 4 years and have two components:
You will have the opportunity to integrate these rotations with your choice of 1-5 day basic and advanced research skills training short courses.
All of your studies will be at the University of Bristol, a leading UK research university. The university is near the centre of Bristol, a vibrant and leading UK city.
The MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol offers an integrated approach to postgraduate education in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment. It complements parallel PhD programmes at the University, including (amongst others) those in: Molecular, Genetic and Lifecourse Epidemiology; Dynamic Cell Biology; Neuroscience; and Systems Biology.
The MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol provides support for four years and includes a stipend of at least £14,296 per annum (tax free). The studentship also funds PhD registration fees at the UK rate, research expenses of at least £21,000, travel and transferable-skills training. These studentships are in open competition for applicants who satisfy the eligibility requirements. Please note that only UK residents should apply. You should have resided within the UK for 3 years prior to application and have no visa restrictions.
For further details about the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol studentships, potential topics and supervisors please email [email protected]