CEDAR PhD studentships 2017 (Archive)


We are currently recruiting for candidates to start a PhD in Cambridge in October 2017 in any of our public health and prevention-related research programmes (click here for full ad).

For more information about programmes, and a list of current/recent PhD topics, please explore the links below.

General information

The studentships will commence in October 2017. These are 3-year positions for those who have a Masters degree, or equivalent training, in an appropriate scientific discipline. Opportunities also exist for 4-year positions for those wishing to undertake the MPhil in Epidemiology/Public Health course in their first year. The academic requirement for entry is a first or upper second class degree or equivalent.

Our PhD students will be registered with the MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, and have the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research under the supervision of senior scientists supported by postdoctoral researchers and a large team of fieldworkers, data managers, statisticians, study coordinators, technical and administrative staff. Students belong to one of the University’s colleges and are trained at the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

More information about what our PhD programme at the MRC Epidemiology Unit offers can be found on the MRC Epidemiology Unit website: www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/work-and-study/studentships/phd-programme/

How to apply?

To apply, please send a full CV, covering letter describing your funding eligibility status, your interest and suitability for this studentship along with contact details for two academic referees to graduatestudies@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk. Applications missing any of the above components will not be considered.


Closing date: 31st March 2017

Interviews are likely to be scheduled between 18 and 21 April 2017