Undertaking a postgraduate research degree in healthcare 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. We offer the opportunity to study in a research environments ranked best in the UK by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
What can I study?
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 four research themes. Applicants will need to focus their proposed research around these themes.
Our Professional Doctorate of Advanced Healthcare Science and Practice is designed to meet the needs of practitioners working in health, educational and research settings. The programme delivers a higher level of educational engagement within a professional and organisational context. It is an opportunity for you to enhance your existing leadership responsibilities in service improvement and delivery.
Each doctoral student pursues a programme of courses, workshops, and conferences.
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.
Students may take advantage of regular opportunities to help organise conferences and other events and present papers at local and national conferences and symposia.