University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Social and Community Medicine

The School of Social and Community Medicine is a highly regarded centre for research and teaching in population health sciences. Staff in the school are leaders in their fields and have extensive national and international research collaborations, with several providing health policy advice for government organisations and international bodies. Our staff are multi-disciplinary and include statisticians, epidemiologists, geneticists, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists, health economists, public health physicians, medical ethicists, computational biologists, neuroscientists, and various community-based physicians and nurses. We are keen to attract graduates from all these disciplines to carry out postgraduate research. The school has approximately 80 postgraduate research students. In the 2013 PRES (Postgraduate Research Experience) survey, 94 per cent of our students were satisfied with their postgraduate experience. Ratings for quality of supervision, resources, research culture, progress assessment, research skills training and professional development all exceeded sector averages.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) or a relevant Master's degree, or evidence of prior learning/achievement.

Sponsorship information

A diverse range of fully funded PhD programmes are available within the school; through the Wellcome Trust, we have established a 4-year PhD programme in molecular, genetic and lifecourse epidemiology; the MRC has funded a 4-year PhD programme applying computational mathematical and statistical approaches to biomedical questions (the Bristol centre for systems biomedicine, BCSBmed); the MRC ConDuCT hub offers 3 and 4 year PhD opportunities in medical statistics, health economics, qualitative methods, and trial management; the ESRC DECIPHer centre offers 3 and 4 year PhDs on a range of topics; MRC and university scholarships are also available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time GBP 4,185 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,185 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 18,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,185 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,185 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,185 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,093 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,093 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,093 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,093 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,093 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MD Part-time GBP 2,093 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MD Part-time GBP 2,093 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MD Part-time GBP 2,093 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MD Part-time GBP 2,093 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MD Part-time GBP 2,093 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 4,185 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 4,185 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 4,185 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 18,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 4,185 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 4,185 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time GBP 2,093 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time GBP 2,093 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time GBP 2,093 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time GBP 2,093 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time GBP 2,093 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
+44 (0) 117 928 7274