UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
MSc/PhD FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES: SOCIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY TRAINING
FELLOWSHIPS – Job Ref 230
The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health invites applications
for PhD students, beginning in October 2005. Applicants should have
(or expect to obtain) a first or upper second class degree in an
appropriate subject. Two studentships are available for the coming
academic year, each providing funding for the one year MSc in Health
and Society: Social Epidemiology, followed by three years for
graduate research leading to a PhD.
The establishment of these fellowships reflects the next step in the
department’s commitment to provide a coherent teaching, research and
policy-influencing platform for the future of social epidemiology.
The first year will be devoted to studying for an MSc in Health and
Society: Social Epidemiology. During the year, however, each fellow
will be linked to, and expected to develop their research ideas with,
researchers in the group funding their fellowship. For the first year
PhD projects will be offered to work in areas associated with two of
the main research groups within the Department, namely:
The Whitehall II Study (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/whitehallII/) The Health
and Social Surveys Research Group (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hssrg/)
All applicants are encouraged to visit the Departmental web-site
(http://www.ucl.ac.uk/epidemiology/), review the complete outline of
the Fellowships and the work of the studies and potential
supervisors, considering their research interests in relation to this
The outline for the Fellowships is available on the web
Each award will cover home fees and full stipend for four years,
subject to the successful completion of the MSc in Social
Epidemiology in year one. The stipend will be £12,500 pa in year one,
rising incrementally to £13,700 in year four.
Applications should include a CV, an indication of the topic area(s)
of interest, a statement of research experience and interests, a
clear indication of any financial awards already applied for or
existing funding secured, and the names and contact details for two
academic referees. Applications should be addressed to: Catherine
Conroy, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, 1-19
Torrington Place, London WC1E 6B ([log in to unmask]).
Application deadline: 4th April 2005.