This doctoral programme offers people working in public health an opportunity to gain key skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods and research ethics, as well as a more critical insight into their practice. The format of the programme (part-time and blended/distance e-learning) has been specifically designed to meet the needs of public health professionals wishing to complete doctoral training and make an original contribution to knowledge development within their field, whilst at the same time fulfilling their existing responsibilities.
The aims of the course are to:
This PhD programme will appeal to a wide range of people working in public health, in the UK and internationally:
The standard minimum entry requirements are:
Applicants must also include with their application:
Modules are delivered through distance e-learning supported by annual residential blocks, making the programme suitable for public health professionals working in the UK and internationally.
Years 1 and 2 provide training in the theory and practice of public health, research design, quantitative and qualitative research methods, research ethics, and organisational change and development in public health. From Year 3 onwards students embark on independent study which concludes with the submission of a thesis which makes an original contribution to knowledge within the student's area of professional practice. The research component will be supervised from Lancaster University but undertaken in the student's workplace.
The programme commences in June each year. Part-time study: minimum 4 years, maximum 7 years.
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Download the Additional Information form:
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Applications for June 2014 entry to the PhD in Public Health can be submitted until the closing date of Friday 31st January 2014. Applications will be reviewed after the closing date and applicants will be notified of the outcome in February. The online application system can be found here. Please ensure all supporting documentation (including the 'Additional Information form' - links for which can be found above) is fully complete and uploaded by 31st January 2014.
Information on using our online systems can be found at the following link:
For further information, please contact:
Dr Paula Holland
Tel: +44 (0)1524 594762
Division of Health Research
Faculty of Health and Medicine
Lancaster LA1 4YG