The School of Public Health and Family Medicine has an active doctoral programme, with around 90 PhD candidates currently registered. The high caliber of research in the Department enables us to support this growing and highly regarded programme.
The PhD is by research thesis. Candidates work closely with one or more supervisor(s), with additional academic oversight from within one of the eight teaching Divisions, and often with close connection to one of the Department’s research groupings.
PhDs in the programme cover a wide range of subject areas, including: infectious and non-communicable disease; occupational health; environmental health; women's health; health economics, health policy and systems research; and health and human rights. Methodology may be drawn from epidemiology, policy studies, economics or social and behavioural sciences.
For detailed additional information about the time, financial and other requirements of the PhD programme, please download our Programme Guide
School of Public Health and Family Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town