PhD studentship in Environment and Health

Scholarship overview

  • Degree level

    Postgraduate doctoral

  • Value

    Home tuition fees and a stipend of £19,668 per annum

  • Number of awards


  • Academic year


  • Tuition fee status


  • Mode of study

    Full time, Part time

  • Available to

    Prospective students

  • Application deadline

    16/06/2023 Closed

  • Additional information

    Scholarship page

  • Available to applicants in the following departments

    • Centre for Environmental Policy
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Science and Engineering
    • Immunology and Inflammation
    • Life Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • Medicine
    • National Heart and Lung Institute
    • Physics
    • School of Public Health

Eligibility criteria

Candidates should hold, or achieve by the start of the programme, a Master's degree in addition to a Bachelor's degree with a UK First- or Upper Second-Class honours grade or equivalent in a relevant life science or quantitative science subject. Candidates must have strong statistical/computational skills. Candidates MUST start the PhD by 1st October 2023 at the latest. This studentship is only available to candidates who are eligible for home tuition fee status.

Please note: This scholarship is not available to continuing students.

Course specific information

We are looking for outstanding candidates with an interest in environment and health research in the UK and beyond, and with experience in at least one of the following areas:

- Environmental exposure assessment and epidemiology (incl. air pollution, noise, ionizing and non-ionising radiation, waste management, water, climate change and health) e.g. WellHome, Breathe London, HipTox, or a range of other projects

- Molecular signatures of exposures and disease pathways (incl. biomarkers, metabolic profiling, exposome, multi-'omics' analyses and modelling)

- Urban environments and health (incl. social, economic, behavioural and technological processes, inequalities)

- Biostatistics, data science and computational biology (incl. spatial epidemiology and small area studies, artificial intelligence, Bayesian nonparametric modelling)

- Cohorts and Data Resources (incl. cohorts of children and adolescents, e.g. CHILL, SCAMP, CLUE, NFBC; occupational cohorts, e.g. AIRWAVE; cohorts of mobile phone users, e.g. COSMOS; other large cohorts, e.g. ALEC, INTERMAP, LIFEPATH)

For more information on our research programmes, examples of potential projects and instructions on how to apply please visit the MRC Centre for Environment and Health website.

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