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.

  • A community of almost 200 doctoral candidates around the world
  • Research areas: public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, population genetics and genetic epidemiology, occupational health, general practice and primary health care, health services research, forensic medicine, psychology, public health nutrition, substance use disorders, geriatrics, sociology, and social pharmacy
  • Admissions: twice a year – 35 new doctoral students admitted each year
  • University-funded doctoral candidate positions – call for applications once a year
  • You can complete your degree in English.
  • Want to know how others did it before you? Browse our recent doctoral theses at the university’s open digital archive
  • Did you know? In international comparisons, research in the University of Helsinki ranks among the leading European universities and close to the top 100 in the world.