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.

Studentships offer the following:

  • tax-free stipend;
  • 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.

How to apply

***Applications are closed for 2024***

The application deadline for 2024 was Monday 11 December 2023.

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.