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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Population Health Sciences is no longer accepting new applications.

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal. There, you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and you can also request your references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the application fee if applicable. For further information on application fees, and which courses require an application fee, see here.
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

Applicants should explore the MPhil PHS course website, including the advice for applicants, and make use of the pre-application self-screening tool, before completing their application.

Selection Process

The following criteria are used to consider applications:

Class of first degree

References from senior staff at the most recent university and/or place of employment

Relevance of previous academic and work experience

Candidate's responses to course specific questions, and statement of their reasons for wishing to take the course

Reflection on your engagement with the pre-application self-screening tools

Other supporting evidence, including an up-to-date curriculum vitae

The assessment panel will be seeking assurance that the candidate has the experience, ability and commitment necessary to complete the MPhil course

All applicants are considered on a monthly basis (rolling admissions).

Applicants should normally receive a response to their application within ten weeks of applying.

Further information on How To Apply

Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Statement of interest (2500 characters)
  • Relevant Experience (M)
  • Maths and Stats experience

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.

How to Find a Supervisor

Applicants do not need to decide on a dissertation topic nor identify a supervisor prior to starting the course. 

Key Information

10 months full-time

22 months part-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Public Health and Primary Care This course is advertised in multiple departments. Please see the Overview tab for more details.

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
March 31, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2023

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 1, 2022
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 12, 2022

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2023, Lent 2024 and Easter 2024.

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