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The award
PhD

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Public Health at Queen's University Belfast

The Centre for Public Health (CPH)   brings together researchers embracing clinical research, epidemiology, and public health issues through a combination of person-centred, informatics, clinical trials, and laboratory-based studies. Multidisciplinary teams work closely together to develop and evaluate screening, diagnostic, preventative and therapeutic interventions that maximise benefit for patients and populations. Our aim is to recruit, train and inspire some of the very best postgraduate students with a strong commitment to clinical and translational research.

 

Research Strengths

The CPH has brought together experts from a variety of research backgrounds including epidemiology and public health, trial methodologies, health services research, laboratory sciences and complementary clinical specialities. These experts have a common aim - to translate biological, clinical science, and epidemiological insights into effective clinical and public health interventions to prevent disease and improve health & wellbeing.

We use a range of research approaches to impact on regional, national and global health policy including increased understanding of genomic and environmental determinants of disease, improved biomarker identification and disease phenotyping, evaluation of novel diagnostics and treatments, and improved patient outcomes and public health. We aim to create and sustain a world-class research environment with top-class laboratories and IT facilities in a supportive and collegial atmosphere.

We provide a dynamic and stimulating environment for current and future research staff that will facilitate the training and mentoring of talented postgraduate students (currently hosting 70+ PGR students), postdoctoral fellows and clinician scientists in a range of research methodologies, allowing the CPH to foster strategic research interests in new areas.

"Joining this internationally renowned team has allowed me to contribute to cutting edge research, establish invaluable relationships with international colleagues, and maximise my research experience. Accepting an international studentship at Queen's has allowed me to embrace a wide variety of social, historical and cultural activities in Belfast."Seamus Duffy
3rd year International PhD Student

Career Prospects

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Fees & Funding

There is a range of funding and scholarship options available to those considering study at Queen's.

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For tuition fee information see //www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/TuitionFees/

PhD Funded Studentships
We offer fully funded studentships to outstanding postgraduate researchers across our three faculties and five Doctoral Training Centres.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

PhD, MD, MPhil, MCh

Entrance Requirements

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.

Additional Information for International Students

International students (for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their studies. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. (*Taken within the last 2 years).

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.

Please click the links below for more information:

English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level.

Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

FEES AND FUNDING

For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

  • Queen's Direct Applications Portal
  • Steps to Postgraduate Study Guidance (HEFCE)

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