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MPhil/PhD in Public Health or Epidemiology

About the Programme

Become an Expert in Public Health or Epidemiology.
Apply to engage in the exciting and highly relevant MPhil/PhD programme in Public Health/Epidemiology at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Barbados.

What Will I Study?

You will discover:
  • Both the art and science of Public Health and Epidemiology by using both quantitative and qualitative research methods to investigate and address gaps in knowledge in priority health care issues.

Career Opportunities

If you want to:
  • Change the way how health systems currently address priority public health issues e.g. childhood obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease
  • Conduct novel and exciting research which contribute to the understanding of diseases, disease states, and the factors affecting their distribution
  • Engage in interdisciplinary research to advance your career after completing an MPH or equivalent degree

Then this degree is for you!

Why Study in Barbados

If you are a regional or international student, we welcome you to broaden your knowledge, in our beautiful, multicultural environment.

Additional Information

If you have questions about our MPhil/PhD programme, please email Dr. Natalie Greaves at or Mrs. Pamela Alleyne at

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: MPhil/PhD
  • Duration: 5 years Part Time/ 3 years Full Time


Programme Details

During this programme (through mentorship and supervision) you will deepen your critical thinking skills as you design and execute an original health research portfolio in your area of interest. In addition to your primary research, you will be required to complete 9 Master’s level credits in any discipline relevant to your focal area.

This PhD programme is a valuable investment in your future. It is a self- financed programme for which the tuition fee is: 
Regional Students BDS 25,000 per year  

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The other annual University Fees are NOT included in the cost of the tuition fee. Scholarships (competitive), and financial aid may also be available through the university, or the Government of Barbados.

All candidates will initially register for the MPhil degree, and those who wish to progress to a PhD will be allowed to do so on evidence of satisfactory progress, which includes assessment at an upgrade seminar. The entry requirements include a Master in Public Health (MPH) or equivalent completed within the previous 5 years. The Master's degree must have included a research project in which the applicant obtained a B + average and have included courses in at least three of: Quantitative Research Methods, Qualitative Research methods, biostatistics, basic epidemiology advanced epidemiology, in which they also obtained a B + average.

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