Postgraduate research

Our underlying aim is to ensure the optimum 'translation' of fundamental knowledge to patient benefit.

Our core research divisions focus on chronic disease and applied health research. They are aligned with the interests of the NHS and reflect national healthcare needs and priorities.

We aim to provide postgraduate students with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes required for a career in academia, health, industry and related sectors.

Research opportunities 

DisciplineQualificationDuration
Cancer and GeneticsPhD/MPhil/MDPhD 3-4 years, MPhil 1 year, MD 1 year
Cancer StudiesPhD4 years
Infection and ImmunityPhD/MPhil/MDPhD 3-4 years, MPhil 1 year, MD 2 year
Molecular and Experimental MedicinePhD/MPhil/MDPhD 3-4 years, MPhil 1 year, MD 2 year
Matrix Biology and FibrosisPhD/MPhil/MDPhD 3-4 years, MPhil 1 year, MD 2 year
Thyroid in Health and DiseasePhD/MPhil/MDPhD 3-4 years, MPhil 1 year, MD 2 year
Cardiovascular Biology & MetabolismPhD/MPhil/MDPhD 3-4 years, MPhil 1 year, MD 2 year
DiabetesPhD/MPhil/MDPhD 3-4 years, MPhil 1 year, MD 2 year
Ionic Cell SignallingPhD/MPhil/MDPhD 3-4 years, MPhil 1 year, MD 2 year
Primary Care and Public HealthPhD/MPhilPhD 3-4 years, MPhil 1 year
Psychological Medicine and Clinical NeurosciencesPhD/MPhil/MDPhD 3 years, MPhil 1 year, MD 2 year
Integrative NeurosciencePhD4 year
Translation, Innovation, Methodology and Engagement (TIME)PhD/MPhil/MDPhD 3 years, MPhil 1 year, MD 2 years