Entry Points: September, January, April, July
Our Population and Health Data Science PhD programme is available on a full-time or part-time basis, over 3 or 6 years.
The growing pressures on healthcare systems globally are well documented, with chronic diseases, ageing populations and increased incidents of mental health. Advancements in medicine are improving health for more and more people, but inequalities in the healthcare received by people based on where they are born, live and work are prevalent. Population health aims to address these inequalities, by working to better understand the healthcare needs of groups of people, improving healthcare models and providing innovative solutions to meet people’s health needs. Additionally, healthcare already has an established strong relationship with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and is continuously expanding the knowledge forefront as new methods of acquiring data concerning the health of human beings are developed.
Your programme will feature:
- Practice-focused learning
- Supervision team with nominated supervisors
- You will draw on skills from the broader academic community
- Programme seminars and workshops
- Access to Wales’ premier purpose-build medical research facility
- Collaboration with industry and business partners
During your course, you will benefit from our highly regarded specialist facilities. Our vision is to advance medical science through interdisciplinary research and innovation. We are a leading centre for medical research and a unique example of successful collaboration between NHS, academia and industry in the life science and health sector.
We have strong connections with a range of external partners and collaborators, including the NHS; Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB); Hywel Dda University Health Board; UK research council; Welsh Government and numerous national and international links. These connections, along with the skills and qualities you develop during your research degree will enhance your CV, and help you stand out in a highly competitive graduate employment market