Doctorate and PhD Programmes
Swiss TPH offers PhD students registered at the University of Basel a broad range of research areas. Swiss TPH's academic faculty supervises PhD students in the fields of medical parasitology and infection biology, public health and epidemiology and medical anthropology.
Swiss TPH has also contributed substantially to the MD/PhD programme development through its activities with the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) and the University of Basel. In addition, Swiss TPH is on the board of the PhD Program Health Sciences (PPHS) of the Medical Faculty of Basel. In collaboration with ETH Zurich, the inter-university PhD programme in infection biology (IPPIB) was successfully launched in 2014.
The total number of doctoral students has steadily increased and there are currently over 180 PhD students supervised by Swiss TPH staff. Every year, around 45 young researchers from all over the world receive the doctoral title. A detailed description of all steps of undertaking a PhD can be found in the Student Handbook.
PhD Study Areas
Swiss TPH PhD students are accepted and registered in a range of PhD study areas (Promotionsfächer) offered by University Basel.
- The Faculty of Science offers PhDs in the field of microbiology, zoology, cell biology and epidemiology.
- The Faculty of Medicine offers several PhD studies related in particular in the fields of clinical research, epidemiology/public health and drug development.
- The Interdisciplinary PhD in Epidemiology is open for students from a variety of disciplines.
- The Seminar of Social Anthropology (Faculty of Arts and Humanities) offers PhD studies in the field of Medical Anthropology.