What will I learn?

Research overview

Specific subject titles have included:

  • Epidemiology and Public Health

Other areas of research you may be interested in:

  • Tobacco control (UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies)
  • Respiratory disease
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Infection, predominantly respiratory infections (Health Protection and Influenza Research Group)
  • Cancer
  • Maternal and child health epidemiology


You will complete a written thesis of up to 100,000 words, with expert support and advice from your academic supervisor(s). You will also take a verbal examination called a viva voce where you explain your project in depth to an examination panel.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates have gone on to roles in clinical medicine, industries like pharmaceuticals, and academia and research.

14 members of our Epidemiology and Public Health teaching staff completed their postgraduate research degrees at the University of Nottingham. Other graduates went on to postdoctoral research posts and fellowships at the university and across the world.

Two of our most notable graduates include the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England and the Director General of the World Health Organisation.

Which department am I in?

School of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
International fees will be charged as follows: low-cost research - £19,000, medium-cost research in Applied Psychology and Paediatric Pharmacology - £23,000, laboratory-based research - £26,500, high-cost laboratory-based research - £31,500, technically-intensive/specialised research projects with high consumable costs - £36,000, exceptional technically-intensive/specialised research projects with high consumable costs - £46,500.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected July 2022


University Park Campus

University of Nottingham,


NG7 2RJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Each application is assessed on its own merits, however students will usually be expected to hold a master's degree. Previous exposure to research or thesis writing is highly desirable. Students need to have IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For international students

2.2 (or equivalent) degree in a relevant subject and two references including at least one academic reference.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Nottingham

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