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HDR UK/Turing PhD Programme in Health Data Science

This four-year PhD programme in Health Data Science, led by Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) and supported by the Wellcome Trust, includes one year of foundational training followed by a three-year thesis project.

The programme is a collaboration between HDR UK, The Alan Turing Institute and seven partner universities: the Universities of Birmingham, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford, University College London, and Queen's University Belfast.

The programme's underlying philosophy is that health data science requires a combination of expertise spanning three fundamental areas: statistical, computational and health sciences.

We wish to recruit graduates from the mathematical, statistical and computational sciences who are motivated to further develop and apply their methodological expertise within a multidisciplinary health research setting.

For October 2021 entrants, each studentship offers the following:

  • tax-free stipend (Year 1 rates of £19,919 for those based outside London and £22,278 for those based in London, with increases each year);
  • PhD registration fees at the UK student rate (and college fees where required);
  • research expenses and travel costs;
  • significant support for training and help to transition to the next step of your career at the end of your PhD.

For more details and information on how to apply, visit the HDR UK/Turing PhD Programme page on the HDR UK website.

If Manchester is your preferred host University, then you should also make a separate application to us after an offer from the HDR UK/Turing PhD Programme. Please refer to our How to Apply guidance and on the online application form, select HDRUK-Turing as the programme.