Postgraduate Research Programmes
The Schools primary research focuses on medicine, health and the wellbeing of people and places.
Research is organised around 6 broad themes:
- Clinical and Health Services
- The Life Sciences and The Life Cycle
- Medical Humanities
- Public Policy, Health and Wellbeing
- Medical Education
The research degrees offered by the School are PhD, MD, MPhil or MSc by Research.
- Health Studies (L5A001, L5A009)
- Doctor of Medicine (B9A083)
- Philosophy & Health (VBA001)
- Pharmacy (B2A001) (NEW)
The School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health also offers a number of interdisciplinary PhD programmes in collaboration with other Schools within the University. These are:
- PhD in Chemistry and Health (FBA001, FBA006, FBA009)
- PhD in Health and Philosophy (BVA001,BVA009)
- PhD in Health and Biological Sciences (L5CA01)
- PhD in Anthropology and Health (LBA001)
- PhD in Health and Applied Social Sciences (BLA001)
The programmes are flexible and you can complete the courses through full-time or part-time study. Programme delivery is dependent on supervision with students based either the Queen's Campus or Durham.
If you are interested in pursuing postgraduate research within the School either as a degree or as a post-doctoral, then we invite you to browse the overviews of our Research Centres and Groups to find alignment with your proposed field of study. Our research faculty has a wide variety of projects and are committed to finding and supporting students.
Once you have identified a research centre or staff member with whom you would like to work, please complete our online initial enquiry form . This will enable us to determine your supervision and research resource needs and allow us to ascertain the feasibility of your research project.
The University provides training in a wide range of transferrable and subject-specific research skills. Postgraduate research students are welcome to expand their knowledge and skills by attending any of the School's Taught Postgraduate classes.
The Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing offers an Institute Fellowship. The purpose of Fellowship is to create a research community that subscribes to the Institute's aims and has the opportunity to share in its activities, resources, support and collective reputation. This includes supporting the growing Postgraduate community whose interests lie in health and wellbeing.
- 2:1 Honours degree or International equivalent (i.e. GPA 3.2/4.0) in a medical/health or social science related subject
- Two academic references
- Satisfactory English Language Proficiency
- Good Personal Statement
- PhD = 3 years
- MD = 2 years
- MPhil = 2 years
- MSc = 1 year