Doctoral Programme in Population Health

Doctoral Programme in Population Health (DocPop) is multidisciplinary and includes a variety of scientific and methodological approaches. The research focuses on the causes and consequences of population health and wellbeing. The research within the programme aims at health promotion and disease prevention at the population level.
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The doctoral programme offers high-quality doctoral training in the areas of public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, population genetics and genetic epidemiology, occupational health, general practice and primary health care, health services research, forensic medicine, public health nutrition, substance use disorders, geriatrics, sociology, social psychology and social pharmacy.

35 new doctoral students are admitted each year. We're an international community, and the programme is multilingual: you can complete a degree in either Finnish, Swedish or English.

Want to know more? Visit our profile & activities page to learn more about the key research areas and activities in the programme.

In international comparisons, research in the University of Helsinki ranks among the leading European universities and close to the top 100 in the world.
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