University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Research is divided into 2 overlapping and complimentary areas: Environment-oriented areas, which follow the tradition of preventive medicine with a focus on causal determinants; outcome-oriented areas, which are based on clinical medicine and epidemiology; specific staff research interests include: outdoor air pollution; indoor air pollution; environmental burden and pathways; occupational lung disease; occupational exposure assessment; methods for evaluating exposure to workplace hazards and effectiveness of control measures; risk assessment methodology for human health integrating exposures from occupational and environmental sources; use of bio-engineering techniques in occupational setting for assessing effectiveness of dermal protection methods; European risk assessment methods for metals; occupational epidemiology: cohort, case-control, cross-sectional and nested case-control study designs; role of causal effects, bias, confounding and chance in epidemiological findings; measure of effect and causal inference; the identification and quantification of occupational cancer hazards.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (normally a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent) in a relevant subject awarded by an approved university, or attainment of an alternative qualification or qualifications and/or evidence of experience judged by the University as indicative of an applicant's potential for research and as satisfactory for the purpose of entry to a research degree programme. Admission and registration for a research degree programme may be conditional on satisfactory completion of preliminary study, which may include assessment. Applicants may, if they live in the UK, be invited for an interview or to visit to discuss their application. English requirements are: IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band, TOEFL 95 overall with no less than 22 in any band, or PTE Academic 67 in all 4 skills.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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