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PhD student recruitment

The IGPP PhD Programme recruits home and international students onto 4-year fully funded scholarships.

During the first 6 months of the programme, otherwise known as the MPhil/PhD in Public Health, students will attend a variety of taught courses, with the aim of complementing and widening their expertise from undergraduate and any prior postgraduate training. During this time, the students will also have the opportunity to draft their PhD proposal together with their chosen PhD supervisors.

Each student will have supervision from academics in at least two of the main disciplines of the Institute, taken from the Warwick Medical School, Warwick Business School, or the Department of Mathematics. Students will share research space to support the cohort in learning together as well as benefitting from their main departmental affiliation.

At the end of the initial 6-month training period, students will be allocated to one of four different award titles (most suited to their chosen area of study):

PhD in Public Health (Behavioural Science)
PhD in Public Health (Mathematical Epidemiology)
PhD in Public Health (Pathogen Diagnostics)
PhD in Public Health (Pandemic Response Planning)

Funding

The studentships are funded to cover a student stipend (currently £15,609 per year), university fees (national or international level) and a Research and Training Support Grant of £1,250 per academic year. Additional funds will be available to support laboratory costs (up to £10,000) for students involved in laboratory work.

Please note that this does not include the cost of visa applications, travel expenses or health surcharge for international applicants.

Application Process

You can apply for a studentship here.

Students will be expected to meet Warwick's general entry requirements, found hereLink opens in a new window. These include at least an upper second class UK honours degree or international equivalent, evidence of English language capability, and two strong academic references.

The application form includes the opportunity to upload a curriculum vitae and a personal statement. The personal statement should explain why you are interested in a research studentship undertaking research to support global pandemic planning, as well as any aspects of yourself that you want to highlight.

Closing date for applications: 11th February 2022.

Contact

If you have any general admissions enquiries please contact the PGR team. Email: wms.rdcoord@warwick.ac.uk

Examples of potential projects and supervisors are given below. There are also profiles of current IGPP students.

Example projects

Potential supervisors

Current research students