Research degrees in the Faculty of Health

Find out everything you need to know about the range of postgraduate research degrees and current studentships offered by the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

We also offer a PhD on the basis of prior published works in Medical, Biomedical or Dental Studies.

Studentships available in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

We offer a variety of studentships throughout the year – simply take a look at the projects to see which ones you'd like to apply for.

More information on studentship opportunities

The experience of postgraduate students is very positive based on feedback. 

Depending on study background and choice of programme, a degree with our faculty allows progression in a variety of career paths, including clinical practice, healthcare service, research in non-laboratory and laboratory environments. Information on our schools, including staff and ongoing research

The first step for potential applicants is to identify a potential research area of interest by browsing our research groups.

After a potential supervisor has been identified, in order to formally apply, please follow the instructions for applicants and enquirers.

Please note that applicants for research degree programmes in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences for whom English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of English language proficiency with an academic IELTS score of 6.5 or above (with no less than 6.0 in any component test area).

Find out about our research masters (ResM)

Long to take a medical, dental, or biomedical sciences research degree but have limited research experience?  

We offer opportunities for you to undertake research skills training leading to the qualification of a research masters (ResM) degree in medicine, dentistry, or biomedical sciences.

Find out more about the ResM

Research Management and Mentorship – short course

This course provides health care professionals with expert support from clinical researchers and NIHR award panellists in order to assist those with an ambition to explore and step onto a clinical academic career pathway.

The competitively priced and flexible method of online study, involving live and pre-recorded sessions, is designed to appeal to clinicians as a feasible CPD option around busy workloads.


8, 9, 13 and 14 September 2021


This short course will be delivered online.



Visit our web page for more information.

Our team

  • Associate Professor of Neuroscience (Research)
    Deputy Director of Doctoral College
  • Associate Professor of Immunology
    Postgraduate Research Coordinator for Biomedical Studies
  • Professor of Neuroscience
    Postgraduate Research Coordinator for Medical Studies
  • Associate Professor (Reader) in Oral & Dental Health Research
    Postgraduate Research Coordinator for Dental Studies