Through interdisciplinary and international collaboration, we deliver high quality impact- focused research that informs health and healthcare policy and influences practice. Join our community of dedicated staff and work alongside more than 50 PhD students as you pursue your research interests and ambitions.
In the Times Higher Education rankings of the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), we were equal seventh in Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care.
PhD Health Sciences
As a PhD student in our Department, you'll have the flexibility to tailor your studies to achieve your research goals and will benefit from our in-depth bespoke research training programme which supports the development of essential subject specific and transferable skills for your future career.
You'll be welcomed as a valuable member of our scientific community and will be embedded into one of our specialist research groups.
You'll also have access to all of our departmental facilities.
Alongside your studies you'll have access to a variety of personal development opportunities, to prepare you for your future career. Our students often pursue careers in academia, or put the knowledge and research skills they gain in the commercial research, business or finance sectors.
We're committed to undertaking research on current and emerging challenges in health and healthcare provision. Our works spans a range of academic disciplines including epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, health policy, sociology and applied psychology, and clinical trials.
Our research focuses on seven core themes:
Health Services and Policy
Mental Health and Addiction
Nursing and Midwifery
Public Health and Society
Trials and Statistics
We offer a mixture of fully-funded and self-funded projects to support your research. You can find details about current opportunities on our department website.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 52.74
Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)Click here to see the results for all UK universities