Research course


Lancaster University · Medicine

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in an appropriate subject and an interest in pursuing medical research at advanced level.

Months of entry


Course content

A wide variety of medical and clinically applied research projects can be undertaken with the Lancaster Medical School.

We offer a range of opportunities for advanced postgraduate study with experienced supervisors in areas including:

  • social studies of science and technology in clinical practice;
  • qualitative methods in health research;
  • cellular responses to DNA damage;
  • musculoskeletal medicine, medical ethics, and medical education.

Department specialisms

Biostatistics and Epidemiology CHICAS (Combining Health Information, Computation and Statistics) is an internationally-regarded research group in biostatistics and epidemiology, particularly in geostatistical modelling and analytical methods. Our current research topics include: spatial and longitudinal data analysis, environmental and tropical disease epidemiology and e-health research. Medical Sciences Our research interests focus on cancer, genome stability, and musculo-skeletal disease. Using our excellent faculty-wide facilities we are able to carry out research in wide range of subjects in these research fields. Social and Ethical Aspects of Health and Medicine Our research focuses on the cultures of healthcare work and patient safety. Methodologically, we specialise in ethnography, documentary analysis, focus groups, and interviews on sensitive subjects with hidden populations. We invite proposals for postgraduate study in the broad areas of medical sociology, anthropology, and ethics; science, technology and medicine; masculinities and health; and organisational aspects of healthcare work. Medical Education Our research interests include: quality assurance in medical education, professionalism in medicine, innovation in medical education and admissions, public health and medical education, and medical education e-learning.

Information for international students

IELTS: At least 6.5 overall (minimum element scores apply).

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 593936