Research course

Healthcare Professional Focussed Research

Keele University · Faculty of Health

Entry requirements

Entry to our research programmes usually requires a Honours degree with a first or 2.1 classification, or the equivalent if you have been educated outside the UK.

Please visit the Keele website for more information on Postgraduate Research Entry Requirements

Months of entry


Course content

Please note, all course information including entry requirements relates to the 2022/23 academic year.

Within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences there are two Postgraduate Committees-the Clinical committee which covers clinical projects within the Research Institutes of Primary Care and Health Sciences (iPCHS), Applied Clinical Sciences (iACS) and Schools within the Faculty including Pharmacy and Nursing.

Our research encompasses a range of perspectives. Within iPCHS our aim is to deliver high quality multidisciplinary research in musculoskeletal and mental health conditions. iACS focusses on secondary care research including (but not limited to) nephrology, cardiology, paediatrics and stroke medicine.

Research is also carried out in healthcare professional education and training.

Students work as part of active research teams to fulfil the data collection and data management requirements of their research project.

Fees and funding

For information related to fees and funding, please visit the individual course page on the Keele University website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

The PhD/MPhil are purely by research culminating into a PhD/MPhil thesis defended at a viva, and there are no taught elements. For most students, the PhD/MPhil start date is end of September. Overseas students can start at different times during the year based on obtaining visa, confirmation of funding, etc. For more information, get in touch with the listed course contact or contact the Keele Doctoral Academy.

Course contact details

Postgrad Research Administrator