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Postgraduate research

Health sciences

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Join us and address global health challenges. Our high quality research influences health and social care policy, delivery and care around the globe.


Choose the option that suits your interests whether it's becoming a clinical academic researcher or pursuing a pure research route. You'll work in a world-class academic centre with a nursing provision ranked top 5 in the world.

This health sciences PhD is designed for:

  • nurses
  • midwives
  • physiotherapists
  • occupational therapists
  • podiatrists
  • health scientists
  • psychologists
  • social scientists

As a research student you'll be embedded in one of our research groups. Whilst you carry out an in depth piece of clinical research you're supported by 2 expert academics with expertise in your area of interest.

During your studies you'll have the opportunity to:

  • participate in doctoral level research training
  • attend research forums
  • complete a professional development programme for postgraduates

Main areas of research

We cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • active living
  • health needs
  • fundamental care
  • health work

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