“Public Health Sciences for Universities of Applied Sciences” PhD programme
The PhD programme in Public Health Sciences for Universities of Applied Sciences (SSPH+UAW) aims to strengthen the research skills of people working at universities of applied sciences in the domain of public health. Doctoral students can do a PhD research project at one of our partner universities and benefit from further networking and training.
The PhD programme in Public Health Sciences for Universities of Applied Sciences is aimed at:
- Lecturers and researchers working at a university of applied sciences in health sciences, nursing, health economics, public health, or other fields.
- Health care professionals who wish to pursue a doctorate within the programme because their profiles and activities require advanced research skills.
As a minimum requirement, applicants hold a Master’s degree from a university or university of applied sciences on a public health research topic (health sciences, health economics, public health, or nursing). This formally qualifies them for admission to the university of their choice.
All applicants are required to comply with the rules and regulations set by the university chosen and enrol in one of the partner universities' structured doctoral programmes. Doctoral students are assessed regularly, and regular meetings are scheduled with the supervisory committee.
The PhD programme in Public Health Sciences for Universities of Applied Sciences offers additional networking and interaction workshops for doctoral students and supervisors and provides financial support to attend these events.
The application portfolio must contain the following documents:
- Study diplomas and transcripts of records
- Completed SSPH+ questionnaire
- Interesting research topic
- Proof of funding (for three to four years)
- Confirmation of sufficient time to pursue doctoral studies (50% minimum requirement)
- Confirmation that the research topic is in line with the interests of the institutions involved
The complete application with the questionnaire as the cover page must be submitted to Anja Matthiä of SSPH+ by 15 October.