Primary Care Research Centre

PhD opportunities

We offer a broad spectrum of expertise both in methodologies and clinical topic areas.

We are keen to attract graduates from all disciplines to carry out postgraduate research. You will have at least 2 PhD supervisors with expertise in your chosen field. You will receive core and tailored training including:

  • research methods
  • statistics
  • epidemiology
  • research ethics
  • governance

As a PhD student you will meet with the rest of the department through seminars, informal networking and integration of PhD projects with wider research themes. We have a PhD support group and an annual Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education PhD Research Conference where you can present and share your work. 

Many of our former PhD students remain with us as Early Career Researchers. You can read more about our current PhD students below. 


We encourage and support students to consider a research career in primary care. We host studentships and fellowships from a range of funders including the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).