The University of Sheffield and ScHARR are pleased to announce a brand new Wellcome Trust PhD Doctoral Training Centre in Public Health, Health Economics and Decision Science.
“We seek to train the next generation of researchers in conducting high-quality research into the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of complex multi-component public health interventions and policies to reduce chronic disease.”
Funding is available for 15 top-calibre PhD students to work on some of the most pressing public health challenges!
Each of the four-year doctoral studentships provides:
• A stipend of £19,919 pa increasing to £23,997 pa over the 4 years
• Tuition fees for 4 years, worth £5,052 pa for Home/EU students or £18,750 pa for international students
• A generous training and travel fund of around £44,000 per student for cohort events, internships, courses, data collection, conferences and research travel.
This PhD programme is unique in its focus on interdisciplinary public health, health economics, mathematical modelling and statistics. To equip candidates in the relevant skills, the first year combines multi-disciplinary methods training tailored to the candidates’ background, cohort-based learning activities and exposure to public health decision making practice. This is then followed by PhD research on a topic that is mutually agreed between student, our pool of expert supervisors and the programme directors.
Applications open on the 2nd November and close on the 4th of January.