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University of Manchester: Epidemiology

Institution University of Manchester
Department Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Telephone +44 (0)161 275 5608
Study type Research


Our PhD/MPhil Epidemiology programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Epidemiology.

Our main research themes within epidemiology investigate autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, neurological, psychiatric and cognitive genetic epidemiology, male infertility and cancer at a population and family level.

In particular, our research covers: - The distribution of disease and related health-behaviours and their relationship with the complex interaction between people, place and time and inequalities;

  • Genetic and genomic epidemiology to investigate health and disease, particularly where longitudinal clinical data has been collected;

  • 'Omics-based molecular epidemiology, disease risk algorithms, and non-molecular eg occupational and environmental determinants of health and outcomes;

  • The design and implementation of complex interventions, underpinned with evidence from other disciplines including anthropology, social sciences, health psychology and urban planning;

  • The use of more novel applications to capture cross sectional and longitudinal behaviour and outcome measures;

  • Using digital/web-based techniques of crowd-sourcing, social media, geo-coding, and machine learning;

  • The use of novel techniques to assess the exposome

  • Epidemiological, evaluative and policy related research in the field of substance misuse, within the areas of health and criminal justice.

  • How health service interventions, from policies to lab-based sciences, impact on society more widely.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Master of Philosophy - MPhil

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