Research course

Paediatrics and Child Health

University of Birmingham · Division of Reproductive and Child Health
PhDMSc by researchMD

Entry requirements

For Masters study: 2:1 (Hons) in a relevant subject. For PhD study: 1st (Hons) or a Masters degree in a relevant subject. For MD: please contact the School directly Work-related experience is also taken into account for registration.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Current research covers a wide portfolio of basic, translational and clinical research focusing on endocrinology, and neonatal medicine, with all the major paediatric subspecialties active in research (for example nephrology, neurology, gastroenterology and dietetics).
Ongoing studies employ a broad range of approaches including clinical experimental, database and qualitative studies. Opportunities in the subspecialty have been enhanced by the recent development of our satellite Wellcome Trust Paediatric Clinical Research Facility on the Birmingham Children’s Hospital site.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at:

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit:

Department specialisms

Nutrition; Gastroenterology; Malnutrition; Clinical Genetics; Paediatric Neurology; Learning Difficulties; Epilepsy; Infectious Disease; Paediatric Liver Disease; Molecular Biology of Childhood Cancers.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,121 FT - £2,061 PT
International students
£17,910 FT
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Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005