University of Essex

University of Essex

Health Research

On this course we offer supervision in quantitative health research; this includes a number of topics under the broad umbrella of social epidemiology like: social inequalities in health; poverty and health; ethnic variations in health; child health and development; inter-generational processes; and ageing and health; we particularly welcome students interested in health research using panel or cohort surveys such as: our British Household Panel Survey; Understanding Society; and the UK Millennium Cohort Study; students are supervised by some of the world's leading experts in their field and we believe that studying with us opens doors to an academic career for our students, as well as to a professional life in government departments, international organisations and statistical institutions; several of our PhD students now work at: Department of Economics; University of Chicago, USA; Social Policy Research Centre; University of New South Wales, Australia; Department of Economics and Public Finance; University of Turin, Italy; Department of Economics; University of Linz, Austria; to name but a few.

Entry requirements

Master's degree or equivalent, in relevant subject area; IELTS 6.5.

Course modules

Survey methods I: design and measurement; dissertation; panel data methods; qualitative health research; quantitative analysis from univariate to multivariate methods; theory and method in health research.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on the completion of a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Recognised outlet for ESRC research studentships; some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 36 months
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 36 months
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 36 months
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 36 months
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 72 months
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,475 per Year 1 (International) 72 months
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 72 months
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 72 months
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 72 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 48 months
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,475 per Year 1 (International) 48 months
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 48 months
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 48 months
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 48 months
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,350 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,665 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,665 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,665 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,665 per Year 1 (England) 12 months

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, Institute for Social and Economic Research
Telephone number: 
01206 872719