skip to content

Graduate Admissions

“The resources available to PhD students at the MRC Epidemiology Unit are tremendous, providing access to incredibly rich data sources, expertise from leaders in the scientific community and ample opportunities for training and skill development. It’s exhilarating to be a part of such a prestigious team of researchers and to be able to contribute to high-quality, impactful scientific research.”

Ben Hollis, 2nd year PhD Student, MRC Unit Studentship (October 2018)

“I am doing a part-time, mixed methods PhD in CEDAR where I’ve been encouraged to develop my own ideas for my research. I’ve designed my own qualitative study whilst also being given access to existing data for the quantitative side of my research. There’s a lot of flexibility and opportunity, including funding for additional training and interview transcriptions which is great.

From talking with other PhD students in other places and departments it seems that the MRC Epidemiology Unit is much better organised and supportive of its students than most. I meet formally with my supervisors monthly, but I can discuss issues with them whenever needed and they are always helpful. I would recommend doing a PhD with the Unit because of the flexibility, support, resources, and quality of people, plus Cambridge is also nice!”

Anna Le Gouais, 2nd year PhD Student (part-time), MRC Unit Studentship (October 2017)

“Without doubt, undertaking a PhD studentship at the MRC Epidemiology Unit has been the most rewarding experience of my academic career to date. I feel extremely privileged to work alongside world-leading epidemiologists and public health researchers, where I am supported and encouraged to pursue my own interests. I have been particularly impressed by the Unit’s focus on researcher development, which I have yet to see to the same extent in other University departments. This ranges weekly seminars, collaborative opportunities with other researchers, and access to formal training workshops (in topics that you never knew existed!), which have been especially beneficial in the formative months of my studentship. As a PhD student at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, you are encouraged to contribute to activities within the department. This builds an environment in which students are consistently valued as independent researchers, and one that I’m proud to be part of.”

 

 

Hannah Forde, 1st year PhD Student, PHE/ESRC Studentship (October 2017)

Apply Now

Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

MRC Epidemiology Unit

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
March 1, 2018
Application deadline
Jan. 3, 2019
Course Starts
April 10, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Jan. 3, 2019
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Lent 2020

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2019
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2020
Course Starts
April 10, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 3, 2019
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 10, 2018

Similar Courses