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Postgraduate research

Postgraduate research hub in Eastgate House
Students in the research hub

Undertaking a postgraduate research degree in healthcare sciences will enable you to make a valuable contribution to knowledge and practice within your professional field.

By pursuing research based around your own interests at one of the leading healthcare research departments in the UK, you lay the foundations for a career in which you can make a real difference to healthcare in the wider world.

Our postgraduate research students are at the hub of our research community. As well as access to scholars working on world-leading research, we provide a comprehensive programme of support.

What can I study?

PGR students in coffee lounge
PGR students in coffee lounge

Our PhD in Healthcare Sciences is structured to give you the opportunity to undertake original and independent research in the healthcare sciences. We base our research around three research themes. Applicants will need to focus their proposed research around these themes.

Each doctoral student pursues a programme of courses, workshops, and conferences and we currently provide:

  • a student led annual postgraduate research symposium
  • dedicated postgraduate research office space
  • an active Student/Staff Panel
  • fieldwork and conference travel financial support scheme.

Research training is also provided by the Doctoral Academy and the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre and students can take advantage of regular opportunities to help organise conferences and other events and present papers at local and national conferences and symposia.