|24th October 2023
|28th March 2024
We are seeking bright and enthusiastic graduates who want to make a difference to population health and have a background in disciplines including the health, social, mathematical or computer sciences.
Chronic disease accounts for over 70% of deaths globally. Many of these are premature and can be prevented by coordinated and well-targeted public health interventions. To achieve this goal, we need better understanding of the complex interplay between influences on health at the societal, environmental and individual levels. Public Health Economics and Decision Science seeks to provide this understanding and identify the most effective and cost-effective prevention strategies that should be prioritised by decision-makers.
Generously funded by Wellcome and the University of Sheffield, this four-year cohort-based PhD Programme provides a unique interdisciplinary experience. It offers doctoral-level research training in public health, economics, statistics and mathematical modelling. From year one, you will have access to senior scientists and public health decision-makers and take a range of taught modules to complement your existing skills. Health and social sciences graduates will develop advanced quantitative analytical skills and those with quantitative degrees will receive training in public health. Rotations through several “research attachments” will provide wide-ranging experiences to help you finalise the topic of the PhD project you will complete during years two to four. You will also work collaboratively, arrange internships and develop networks with external organisations and decision-makers. After completing your PhD, you can apply for further funding to support your career aspirations from the programme’s transition fund.
This is the final opportunity to apply to join our programme as we will not be recruiting further cohorts. Two studentships are available for home applicants. We want to attract the best talent from all walks of life and will award at least one studentship to a UK applicant from a widening participation background. Two studentships can cover overseas fees for applicants from OECD-defined Low and Middle Income countries. Part-time study can be discussed where students have health or social needs that would make full-time study difficult.
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This opportunity is open to home applicants only as applications for international applicants closed in December. The closing date for home student applications is 28th March 2024.
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