Opportunities for postgraduate research, leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), are available in a number of areas. The School has particular research strengths in communication, restorative neurology, musculoskeletal function, clinical exercise physiology and the management of long-term conditions. Students are closely supervised by a team of experienced researchers and there are opportunities to interact with other research groups from a wide range of disciplines. Generic skills training is an integral component of all postgraduate research programmes, with students building up a minimum of 30 credits over three years. Students register full-time for three years or part-time for a maximum of six years.
All postgraduate research students become members of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Graduate School.
MSc by Research
MSc by Research students are registered for 1 year full time or 2 years part time. The degree is awarded on the basis of a maximum 40,000 word thesis and oral examination.
Ideal for those seeking research training for progressing to a PhD.
For professionals working in a clinical setting, this degree can provide the support you need to:
- Undertake research that will improve your health care practice.
- Understand your patients' needs better, improve their health outcomes and your decision-making, change care pathways and improve service organisation.
- Enable others to learn from you.
If you enjoy the research and make excellent progress, it is possible to convert to doing a PhD.
MPhil students are registered for 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time. The degree is awarded on the basis of a maximum 65,000 word thesis and oral examination.
PhD students are registered for 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time. Assessment is based on the production of a thesis of a maximum 100,000 words and oral examination.
All students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences wishing to study for a PhD are first registered onto the MPhil programme. You will then go through a formal transfer process after about one year (18 months for part-time students). Successful candidates will then be registered for a PhD.
The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is pleased to announce there are currently a number of PhD Studentships available.
We also welcome applications to study for a PhD from others with their own project proposals.Apply online