Everything for a great career
The HDR UK and Alan Turing Institute PhD Programme is structured to provide each student with the experience, training and supervision they need for a bright career in health data science. They will not only undertake a valuable doctoral research project, but will have gain a good understanding of the sector and will have support in transitioning from their PhD into a new role.
Common Core Syllabus: This provides an in-depth foundational background in the data and health sciences. It is delivered by HDR UK researchers, Turing fellows and representatives of our non-academic partners through in-person and digital distance learning. Topics include:
- Probability and statistics
- Foundations of biology
- Machine learning
- Reproducible science
- Data ethics
Residential immersion events allow students to gain a deep insight into the work of HDR UK, our NHS and industry partners. They are also a chance to meet potential PhD supervisors and undertake intensive data dives tackling a real-world problem using a team-based approach. Immersion topics include risk prediction, clinical trials, epidemiology and bioinformatics.
Training is provided by academic, industry and NHS experts to promote personal and professional development in leadership capability, cross-sector collaborative skills and inter-disciplinary working.
During years 2-4, you will select a research project based on your interests from Year 1. The research is carried out at one of our partner universities and could be linked to HDR UK research priorities, research hubs or partnerships.
Throughout the programme students are co-supervised by at least one expert in quantitative methods and one in substantive health research, with potential input from non-academic partner organisations.
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PhD Programme overview
The HDRUK-Turing Wellcome PhD Programme promotes academic excellence and provides a superb route to a flourishing career in one of the most exciting fields of contemporary science.
The programme is for people who are interested in team working that combines statistical and computation skills to overcome challenges and find solutions in order to improve health and care.
PhD Programme team
The programme is overseen by a team with unrivalled expertise in health data science.