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Lancaster University: Public Health
|Institution||Lancaster University View institution profile|
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
The PhD in Public Health meets the needs of those wishing to gain a deep and critical insight into public health theory, research and practice and to develop or enhance research skills whilst fulfilling their existing responsibilities. The programme is offered part-time and combines innovative distance learning with face-to-face teaching at an annual autumn Academy held in Lancaster.
The programme is suitable for both UK-based and international students involved in the delivery of public health services, working in policy development relating to public health in government departments and NGOs, being responsible for educational programmes in colleges and universities or working in public health research and development.
This part-time, flexible doctorate runs over a minimum of four and a maximum of seven years. The programme begins with a compulsory five-day Induction Academy in Lancaster. Each of the subsequent academic years start with a compulsory three-day autumn Academy, while the rest of the course is delivered via e-learning. Attendance at the annual academies is compulsory until students have been confirmed on the PhD programme.
Years 1 and 2 consist of taught modules delivered online. In Year 1 students take a specialist module that covers the theory and practice of public health followed by a module on research philosophy and a module on research design. Year 2 modules may include: Systematic Reviews, Data Analysis, Research Design and Practical Research Ethics.
From Year 3 onwards, students undertake an independent research study, which concludes with the submission of a thesis that makes an original contribution to knowledge. The research project will be supervised from the University but undertaken in students’ own location or workplace. Supervision meetings take place using video conferencing software such as Skype. During the annual autumn Academy students meet with supervisors face to face.
|Level||RQF Level 8|
2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant subject.
We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.
|England||3660 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||3660 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||3660 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||3660 GBP for Year 1|
|International||9520 GBP for Year 1|
Combining innovative distance learning and an annual Academy held at the University, this part-time, flexible degree is delivered by the research-active academics in our prestigious Division of Health Research.
The PhD in Public Health is your chance to work with these world-leading academics on the production of a thesis that makes an original contribution to knowledge development within your area of professional practice. It also provides you with opportunities to gain a deeper and more critical insight into public health theory, research and practice.
|Level||RQF Level 8|
An upper 2nd Class Honours degree or good Master's degree, in an appropriate subject, and relevant work experience. IELTS: At least 6.5 overall (minimum element scores apply).
|EU||3490 GBP for Year 1|
|England||3490 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||3490 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||3490 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||3490 GBP for Year 1|
|International||9070 GBP for Year 1|
Lancaster University is home to a dynamic postgraduate community and offers a wealth of both taught and research study options across a wide range of subject areas. We place an emphasis on interdisciplinarity and encourage collaboration, giving students access to expert teaching and research support and training from across the University.
Our international community extends far beyond the campus with research, teaching, student exchange partnerships with leading universities and institutions in 24 countries across the world and more than 148,000 alumni in over 180 countries worldwide. Lancaster is an open and welcoming community that values equality …
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