MSc/PhD Students

We provide an excellent academic and training environment for postgraduate and research students. Students are located within the unit and are included as key members of the research team. You can read about some of our current students here.  We encourage participation and contribution to the wider academic Group.  As such, MSc and PhD students are expected to attend, and contribute to, monthly staff meetings, research groups and institutional seminars, and monthly journal club.

There are training opportunities within the College of Life Sciences and Medicine (CLSM), including generic training courses offered by the Graduate School but also other courses, including the option of completing modules from MSc taught courses and/or internal training. We encourage students to develop their oral presentation skills by presenting ideas and progress to the Epidemiology Group. We also encourage submission of research methods and findings to the wider scientific community eg conference abstracts, posters etc.

Generic Training (examples)

  • Presentation skills
  • Small group teaching
  • Public speaking
  • Managing your voice
  • Time management
  • Working with long documents
  • How to use RefWorks
  • Literature searching
  • Statistics for beginners/intermediates

Research Group Training Opportunities

  • Epidemiology module (MSc)
  • Epidemiology group journal club

PhD Student Training Programme

  • How to write a paper
  • How to design and prepare a poster
  • Study protocols
  • How to effectively attend a conference
  • How to make effective presentations
  • How to review a paper