University of Cambridge
The research at the medical research council (MRC) epidemiology unit investigates a wide range of areas related to type 2 diabetes, obesity and other metabolic disorders; many studies are run looking at these areas throughout life in children, adolescents, adults and the elderly; the studies provide data that feeds into all research areas so analysis can be carried out by experts in particular fields of research.
The medical research council (MRC) PhD positions follow a 3-year PhD programme for those students who already have a Master's degree or equivalent training in an appropriate scientific discipline; opportunities exist for 4 year positions for those wishing to undertake the MPhil in epidemiology/public health course in the 1st year of their PhD; the academic requirement for entry is a 1st or upper 2nd class degree or equivalent.
The research investigates: the causes of type 2 diabetes and obesity; the effect of diet and nutrition on type 2 diabetes and obesity; the effect of physical activity on type 2 diabetes and obesity; early growth and development in children and how this affects the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity in childhood and adulthood; strategies for preventing type 2 diabetes, obesity and their related complications.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 7,362 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 18,732 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Cambridge University||Cambridge||CB2 1TN||East of England|