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Programme Structure

The following outlines the major milestones of the PhD process, which may vary depending on the individual candidate and their respective research requirements:



Y1 S1

Y1 S2

Y2 S1

Y2 S2

Y3 S1

Y3 S2

Y4 S1

Y4 S2


PhD Research Seminar, in fulfilment of School requirement.










Finalise Research Protocol










Ethical Approval Obtained










Continuation Viva










Data Collection










Data Analysis










Thesis Write-Up










Thesis Submission










Viva Voce











By the end of their doctoral training, students gain first-hand knowledge and experience of conducting practical research in one or more of the following principal research areas: (1) Global Mental Health; (2) Health Systems Strengthening; (3) Human Resources for Health, and (4) Equitable Access to Inclusive Health.


Through working closely with their supervisors, mentor panels, CGH partners, and fellow doctoral researchers, our PhD students emerge from the programme confident in their ability to lead global health research. While enrolled in the PhD Global Health, students will also gain valuable experience, and are expected to contribute to, the following CGH activities:


    • Research grant writing and submission to funding bodies
    • Academic writing and publication
    • Critical thinking and conceptual framing of international development work
    • Conducting research in resource constrained settings and/or with vulnerable groups
    • Post-graduate teaching and supervision through engagement with the MSc Global Health programme








Last updated 27 November 2017 School Web Administrator (Email).