Research course

Department of Health Sciences

University of Leicester · Department of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Research experience in chosen area of study. A full protocol and CV should be sent to the Department upon application.

Months of entry

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

Course content

The Department of Health Sciences offers numerous opportunities for postgraduate research leading to the award of the MD/MPhil/ and PhD degrees both by full time and part-time studies. The following links to research interests of staff in our various areas of research:

Department specialisms

The Department undertakes high quality applied and methodological research on: The Aetiology, management and prevention of complex chronic physical and mental disorders and Health service delivery.

Information for international students

We strongly encourage applicants from overseas. If you already have a project and funding, then please visit our Research Pages to find staff who can supervise your project. The university also has several possible ways of funding PhD studies, including International Scholarships.

Fees and funding

In addition to fully funded projects in the department, the University offers several possible ways of funding PhD studies, including fee waivers and scholarships.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Prof Elizabeth Draper
0116 252 3200
0116 252 3272