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International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology

The International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology offered by Tampere University is a doctoral training and research programme for epidemiologists, researchers and public health personnel worldwide who are interested in a PhD degree in epidemiology or related public health sciences.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 48 or 60 months
Starting in: The International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology accepts new applications every other year. The next application period is in late 2022.
Tuition Fee: There are no tuition fees for doctoral programmes at TUNI.
Location: Tampere, Finland

The main objectives of the International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology programme from Tampere University are to increase knowledge and understanding of major public health problems, particularly in low and middle income countries, and to build sustainable public health capacity by training epidemiologists and public health personnel for leadership positions in research, administration, programme planning and policy development, in collaboration with global partners.


After completing the doctoral programme, students

  • can conduct scientific research independently
  • have profound understanding of their field of study and know the current debates and discussions in this field
  • evaluate, develop and continuously renew their competence and their field of study

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I really enjoyed learning in a relaxed atmosphere, meeting other people from many countries doing different things and getting to know the University before the hustle and bustle of term time as an international degree student began.

Lauren // United Kingdom (2015)

The doctoral degree can be completed in one of the following fields of study:

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Gerontology
  • Global Health and Development
  • Health Economics
  • Health Care Management
  • Health Services Research
  • Health Sociology
  • Occupational Health
  • Public Health
  • Social Psychiatry
  • Social and Health Policy

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