Research course

Medicine

Institution
The University of Manchester · Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine - CHSTM
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Our PhD/MPhil Medicine programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Medicine.

Medical postgraduate research study at Manchester is a challenging yet rewarding experience. Our students have access to first-class facilities and work within a vibrant research community with strong links to regional health service providers and industry.

Research opportunities are multidisciplinary, spanning biomedical, clinical and health policy areas. Examples include investigating the origin of diseases at the cellular/molecular level, developing clinical interventions for targeted therapies, and improving health and social care for patients and populations.

Projects in the area of medicine are often specified in advance, with applications encouraged for pre-defined research studies. Alternatively, we encourage research proposals from applicants seeking places through direct contact with academics and research groups.

Often, the most rewarding projects are those developed in partnership between applicants and potential supervisors in overlapping areas of interest.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months
part time
72-96 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
admissions.doctoralacademy@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 5608