PhD Programme

The Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine regularly educates 12-15 candidates per year who are working toward the titles PhD (natural scientists and social scientists), MD-PhD (medical doctors) or DVM-PhD (veterinarians).

There are two options for graduate-level education in Bern: the Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences and the Graduate School for Health Sciences. PhD candidates can register with either of the programmes. In addition, candidates are eligible to attend the PhD programme of the Swiss School of Public Health, which is coordinated by ISPM.

For more information about the SSPH+ PhD programme in Public Health and the courses offered see

Click here for a list of courses available to PhD students through ISPM.