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Medicine PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 878 Medicine PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Embarking on a PhD in Medicine ushers candidates into the forefront of medical research, driving innovations that have the potential to transform healthcare and patient outcomes. These advanced research degrees provide students with the opportunity to delve into the complexities of human health, diseases, and the biomedical mechanisms that underlie them.

Through PhDs in Medicine, candidates engage in cutting-edge research ranging from molecular biology and genetics to clinical trials and public health studies. This path is not simply an academic endeavour; it’s a commitment to advancing medical knowledge, improving diagnostic tools, treatment modalities, and ultimately contributing to the betterment of global health.

Why complete a PhD in Medicine?

A PhD in Medicine provides students with an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to life-saving medical research and innovation. These programmes allow candidates to explore in depth areas of medical science that are most meaningful to them, whether that’s tackling infectious diseases, advancing precision medicine, developing innovative therapeutic strategies, or improving public health policies.

Through rigorous research methodologies and engagement with the global medical research community, candidates push the frontiers of what is known about disease and human health. The challenges tackled during these studies not only contribute to the individual's growth as a researcher but also have the potential to lead to significant medical breakthroughs.

In terms of employment, earning a PhD in Medicine opens up a wide range of career opportunities, bridging the gap between research and clinical practice. Graduates are highly sought after in academia, where they can continue to lead research projects while teaching the next generation of medical professionals.

Beyond academia, PhD holders in medicine find rewarding careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, playing key roles in drug discovery and development. Public health institutions, governmental and non-governmental organisations also value the expertise of medical PhDs for their ability to conduct impactful research, inform policy, and implement health initiatives. In addition, the analytical skills, in-depth understanding of medical sciences, and research abilities honed throughout these programmes equip graduates to innovate and adapt in a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape.

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PhD opportunities in health sciences

Do you have a proposal for research that could make an original contribution to healthcare knowledge and go on to improve the health of our society?. Read more

The impact of microglia on dopaminergic synapses in Parkinson’s disease

Applications are invited for a 3.5-year funded PhD studentship in the group of Dr Anna Mallach in the Department of Brain Sciences, commencing during 2024/25 for a project to study The impact of microglia on dopaminergic synapses in Parkinson’s disease. Read more

Development of a toolkit to improve prescribing appropriateness for children with epilepsy

3 Year Funded PhD open to UK/Home applicants only. Starting September 2024. Background.  Adherence to medication in children and young people (CYP) with epilepsy measured by objective assessment is estimated to be 58%(1) with non-adherence to medication closely associated with poorer seizure outcomes.(2). Read more

(EPSRC) Bioinspired Nanomaterials Based Miniaturised Soft Robots for High Precision Regiospecific Drug Delivery to Malignant Tumours

Cancer is one of the top global public health challenges, estimated to have caused 10M deaths (2020) according to WHO. Throughout the years, standardised therapeutic protocols have been developed and evolved for the treatment of various types of cancers. Read more

Bioinspired Nanomaterials Based Miniaturised Soft Robots for High Precision Regiospecific Drug Delivery to Malignant Tumours

Cancer is one of the top global public health challenges, estimated to have caused 10M deaths (2020) according to WHO. Throughout the years, standardised therapeutic protocols have been developed and evolved for the treatment of various types of cancers. Read more

Exploring regulation of pacemaking ion channels by cytokines

PhD Studentship in Cardiac Electrophysiology. 3-year NHLI-funded PhD post. Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship starting on 1 October 2024 from UK candidates with a Master’s degree (Merit and above) in cardiovascular physiology, immunology or a related discipline. Read more

Injectable hydrogels for articular cartilage tissue regeneration

School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering invites applications for a self-funded PhD project that aims to address the challenges of Osteoarthritis (OA) through developing advanced photocurable cartilage-mimicking biomaterials. Read more

Promoting workplace physical activity: Exercise snacking for cardiometabolic health

  Research Group: Institute of Life and Earth Sciences
The mental and physical health benefits of a more physically active lifestyle are well documented, yet the behaviour of populations in the United Kingdom is becoming more sedentary. Read more

Estimation and subsequent use of health state utilities in cost-effectiveness models

The use of utilities is a key component of conducting economic evaluation to inform resource allocation decision making, specifically related to allocative efficiency based on quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). Read more

The human microbiome: Interactions with diet, health, and performance

  Research Group: Institute of Life and Earth Sciences
We have previously shown that ingestion of green leafy and root vegetables such as beetroot can improve markers of cardiovascular health [1,2] and exercise performance [3,4]. Read more

Role of nonlinear movement analysis in the understanding of injury onset and rehabilitation in women's football

  Research Group: Institute of Life and Earth Sciences
Return to sport (RTS), following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, and overreaching and overtraining are key injury challenges that affect performance, health, and well-being in women’s football. Read more

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