• Clinical trials and population studies 
  • Medical statistics 
  • Community and Primary Care research 
  • Cancer 
  • Clinical neuroscience and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Stratified medicine and biomarkers 
  • Drug development

  • Hepatology 
  • Anaesthesia 
  • Infection and immunity 
  • Diabetes and obesity 
  • Medical education research and assessment 
  • Health and computerised cognitive assessment development
  • Developing interventions for socially marginalised groups

Although you can do research in any of the areas and themes above, you may wish to look at the programmes available from the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health:

Postgraduate Research Coordinators

If you are thinking about becoming a postgraduate researcher at the University of Plymouth, you are welcome to contact the Postgraduate Research Coordinators in your field of interest.

They will discuss potential supervisors with you and answer any questions you might have about embarking on a research degree in their research area.

Find out who to contact and how they can help you

How to apply for a research degree

Do you need more information about admissions requirements?

We offer a wide variety of degrees, including ResM research degrees, Professional Doctorates and MPhil and PhD doctorate opportunities.

Find more information and how to apply