The MRC Epidemiology Unit is a research department in the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge and investigates the causes and prevention of obesity and diabetes. The department also hosts the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), a UKCRC Centre of Excellence in Public Health Research. CEDAR studies the population-level determinants of dietary and physical activity behaviours, develops and evaluates public health interventions and is helping to shape public health practice and policy.
Our PhD students have the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research under the supervision of senior scientists supported by postdoctoral researchers and a large team of fieldworkers, data managers, statisticians, study coordinators, technical and administrative staff.
PhD students are registered with the University of Cambridge under the subject heading ‘Biological, Medical and Veterinary Sciences’. Students belong to one of the University’s colleges and are trained at the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The general framework of the PhD training programme is outlined by the Graduate School of Life Sciences.
Every year, the Unit provides the opportunity for candidates to start a PhD in any of our research programmes. More information about PhD studentships at the MRC Epidemiology Unit can be found by following the links below:
- Research Areas
- CEDAR Research
- PhD programme
- Financing your studies
- Application Procedure
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Useful Links
For further information on PhD opportunities with the MRC Epidemiology Unit contact us directly:
Tel: +44 (0)1223 330315
Fax: +44 (0)1223 330316
MRC Epidemiology Unit
University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine
Box 285 Institute of Metabolic Science
Cambridge Biomedical Campus