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What will I learn?


Members of the Social Scientists in Health research group work across a range of Social and Public Health topics and welcome PhD applications in the following areas:

  1. Understanding concepts and drivers of health: work to locate the social and cultural forces that underpin and produce health practices and outcomes.
  2. Improving health and wellbeing: work which designs and evaluates culturally situated interventions to improve health and wellbeing, with specific concern for redressing health inequalities.
  3. Public policy and health: work which engages critically with public policy as a key determinant of health and considers alternative policies which tackle health inequalities.

We welcome applicants from low- and middle-income countries and we have significant experience of supervising students whose PhD research takes them overseas.

Final assessment involves the submission of a thesis of between 70,000 and 100,000 words and an oral examination (viva voce).

Which department am I in?

College of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£19,350.00 (US$ 26,633) per year
Prices are based on the annual fee for full-time study. Additional fees applicable.

This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Glasgow

The Fraser Building,

65 Hillhead Street,


Glasgow, City Of,

G12 8QQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For international students

Our research degree applicants will usually possess a good Master’s degree (or overseas equivalent). IELTS (Academic): 7.0 with no sub-test under 6.5. ibTOEFL: 95 with minimum R 23, L 23, S 22, W 24.

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


About University of Glasgow

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  • Based in Glasgow, a UNESCO city of music
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  • Fourth-oldest higher education provider in the UK
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