Queen Mary’s location between Canary Wharf, the City and the Olympic Village redevelopment means that there are substantial opportunities for on campus and local part time work and work experience. On campus there are 1200 job and volunteer opportunities ranging from E-learning Assistant to Website Administrator and from Society President to Student Mentor. QTemps job agency offers work suitable for current students and recent graduates, QMSU Volunteering facilitates volunteering and QM JobOnline hosts over 800 part time and full time job vacancies.
Coursework makes up an important part of the PhD curriculum. In addition to work on the dissertation and research, students obtain a deep understanding of the field through high-level coursework in biomedical informatics, advanced research methods and design, and a specialized cognate area. One of the most unique aspects of the program is this requirement for in-depth training in a cognate area such as Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Science Engineering, Public Health, Nursing, System Science, Anthropology, Education or Health Information Management. Courses for the cognate area can be taken from the OHSU School of Science & Engineering or nearby Portland State University.