Postgraduate Research Degrees

The Department of Health Sciences offers numerous opportunities for postgraduate research leading to the award of the MD/MPhil/ and PhD degrees both by full time and part-time studies. The following links to research interests of staff in our various areas of research:

  • Biostatistics
  • Diabetes Research Centre
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Social Science Applied to Health Improvement Research
  • Musculoskeletal Surgery
  • Quality and Service Delivery in Primary Care
  • Adult Social and Epidemiological Psychiatry
  • Feel free to view our research group pages.  Alternatively you may wish to propose your own PhD topic.

    Do not hesitate to get in touch with members of staff individually if you have any questions relating to our expertise or to the field of research that you are interested in pursuing.

    We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates. .

    Available Studentships within the Department of Health Sciences

    Overseas applicants

    We strongly encourage applicants from overseas. If you already have a project and funding, then please visit our Research Pages to find staff who can supervise your project. The university also has several possible ways of funding PhD studies, including International Scholarships.


    All candidates should apply via the Postgraduate Admissions Office. Please follow the link for details on how to apply.

    Please carefully read our entry requirements before applying.


    Enquiries regarding all postgraduate research programmes (MPhil, MD, PhD) should be directed to the Postgraduate Research Administrator at

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