The PhD in Public Health aims to provide high calibre education and advanced training in public health sciences. It takes advantage of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University’s international and vibrant research environment to prepare graduates for research careers in any setting and equip students with highly specialised technical skills.
This programme is based extensively on self-motivated research. Students on this programme are formally registered with the University of Liverpool as off-site postgraduate research students. You will carry out research on XJTLU premises under the supervision of academic staff from both XJTLU and the University of Liverpool.
Pursuing a full-time PhD typically involves three years of conducting research and one year of writing a thesis, supported by skills training and development. A full-time PhD student must submit their thesis within four years (or six years for part-time students).
The programme will be managed through collaboration between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool. Upon successful completion, you will receive a University of Liverpool-issued degree, which is recognised by China’s Ministry of Education.
Key benefits of this PhD programme:
The PhD programme equips graduate students with a wide range of general skills to maximise employment opportunities. Students explore contemporary issues under the supervision of academic staff who have trained in internationally renowned laboratories.
We welcome proposals from students interested in relevant areas of expertise, including:
School of Science – Department of Health and Environmental Sciences.
Apply for a scholarship for a funded PhD project:
You can apply for a predefined PhD project which has received funds from the University or external funding bodies. The research topic and supervisory team for these projects have already been established.
There is no specific application deadline for each project as they will remain open for applications until the position is filled. The start date of a PhD programme is usually the first day of March, June, September, or December. You can visit the Postgraduate Research Scholarships Page for information about the specific PhD projects available or contact potential supervisors to discuss funding opportunities.
The scholarship application is only open to those applying for a full-time doctoral programme.