Health & Society

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Health, Aging & Society

An interdisciplinary study of social, cultural, political, and environmental aspects of health.

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Degree Details

Doctorate (Ph.D.)

The PhD program in Health & Society will apply an interdisciplinary, comparative, and critical lens to analysing and understanding health as a social and cultural process, construct, and outcome. It is the combination of these three perspectives, the ways that they interact with and build on one another, and a focus on both the social structural and cultural dimensions of health that makes the program distinctive in its area. The PhD program in Health & Society differs from many doctoral programs in this area in that it allows students to develop and pursue broader research interests that may be outside the typical focus on public health, demography and service management.

Areas of Research

  • Social-cultural dimensions of health
  • Systems, services and policy
  • Environments and inequalities
  • Diversity and inclusion


4 years
Required Credential:
Master’s degree in a related health and/or social sciences discipline
Program Options:
Typical Entry:
Typical Deadline:
January 15th