Department of Population Health Sciences

Research degrees

The Department of Population Health Sciences offers numerous opportunities for postgraduate research, leading to the award of MD, MPhil and PhD degrees by both full- and part-time study.

Take a look at the research interests of our staff:

  • Biostatistics
  • Diabetes Research Centre
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Social Science Applied to Health Improvement Research
  • Musculoskeletal Surgery
  • Quality and Service Delivery in Primary Care
  • Adult Social and Epidemiological Psychiatry

For more information about our research, browse our research group pages. Alternatively, you may wish to propose your own PhD topic.

Do not hesitate to get in touch with members of staff individually if you have any questions relating to our expertise or to the field of research that you are interested in pursuing.

For funded research opportunities, see our available studentships within the College of Life Sciences.

Overseas applicants

We welcome applicants from overseas. If you already have a project and funding, then please visit our research pages to find staff who can supervise your project. The University also provides other ways of funding PhD studies, including international scholarships.


We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates. All candidates should apply via the Postgraduate Admissions Office. Before you apply, find out more about our entry requirements and how to apply.


Enquiries regarding all postgraduate research programmes (MPhil, MD and PhD) should be directed to the Postgraduate Research Administrator at

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