University of Essex

Institute for Social and Economic Research

Health Research (research)


Wivenhoe Park

Wivenhoe Park

Colchester, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Health Research (research)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

For our PhD Heath Research, we offer supervision in quantitative health research. This includes a wide range of topics under the broad umbrella of social epidemiology like: social inequalities in health; poverty and health; ethnic variations in health; child health and development; inter-generational processes; and ageing and health. We particularly welcome students interested in health research using panel or cohort surveys, like our British Household Panel Survey, Understanding Society, and the UK Millennium Cohort Study. You will be supervised by some of the world’s leading experts in their field. Studying with us will open doors to an academic career for you, as well as to a professional life in government departments, international organisations and statistical institutions. Several of our PhD students now work at: Department of Economics, University of Chicago, USA; Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia; Department of Economics and Public Finance, University of Turin, Italy; Department of Economics, University of Linz, Austria; Centre for Research on Social Dynamics, Bocconi University, Italy; Applied Microeconomics Research Unit, University of Minho, Portugal; and School of Health Administration, Dalhousie University, Canada.


Postgraduate study qualification from the University of Essex.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Small City