DPhil in Population Health
The DPhil in Population Health is intended to provide students with training in research, to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of their chosen population health research project, and to prepare them for a career in academia. DPhil students come from many backgrounds including medical practice, epidemiology, statistics, health services research, public health, economics, and ethics.
The Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) offers the opportunity to work closely with world-leading researchers. In addition to regular supervision meetings,students are invited to attend a range of events, planned both by the Research Student Group and the wider department. These include seminars, masterclasses, social and networking events, and the annual Department Symposium.
Applications for entry in October 2024 are now open. Applications received before the December deadline (1 December 2023) will be automatically considered for University funding.
A core group of senior academics, led by Professor Sarah Lewington, Director of Training and Career Development, Associate Professor Mark Sheehan, Director of Graduate Studies, and Professor Sarah Wordsworth, and Associate Professor Iona Millwood, Deputy Directors of Graduate Studies, are committed to the delivery and oversight of the DPhil programme.
The group is supported by a wide network of DPhil supervisors in the department and the wider university. You can search for them in Our team.
PART TIME DPHIL IN POPULATION HEALTH
Our part-time doctoral programme offers a flexible way to complete the training in population health research described above. The programme may be undertaken in conjunction with, and contributing to, paid employment in the same research area, or alongside other work or responsibilities with the agreement of supervisors and programme staff that the research project is appropriate to part-time study.
This is a six year (18 term) part-time research degree programme. Early submission is allowed from year five (term 13).
Part-time students are not required to live in Oxford but need to be able to make frequent short-to-medium term visits to the city. The attendance requirement is an absolute minimum of 10 days per term, and students are expected to attend for longer.
Overseas part-time students may be eligible for Tier 4 student visas: for more information, please contact the University's student visa service. The DPhil in Population Health is not a distance learning programme.