Research course

Primary Care

University of Liverpool · Faculty of Medicine

Entry requirements

A good (2:1 or first class) degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent) is normally required. Potential students should be aware that for certain projects criminal record checks may be necessary. Projects will always be subject to appropriate ethical approval and in some cases collaborating NHS Trusts may require health checks before permitting access to patients.

Months of entry

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

Course content

Our research interests can be summarised as trials of complex interventions in primary care and developing understanding and models of complex or intractable behaviours and phenomena in primary care and community settings.

Subject Overview
The Department has access, through its network of teaching practices and links with PCRN, to a large population of patients in the community, and to practices where innovative approaches to care can be explored. There are major projects in progress in Primary Care: Mental Health, Palliative Care, the Impact of New Technologies, Public Professional Interface in Healthcare Planning and Fitness for Work. We have strong links with the NIHR research networks and host a local area network of the NIHR research design service. We have close links with the Liverpool Health Inequalities Research Institute.

Collaborations exist with Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology and Medicine. Primary Care is responsible for the delivery of one of the largest community-based medical education undergraduate programmes within the UK.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-48 months
part time
24-72 months


full time
24-48 months
part time
48-84 months


part time
24-72 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927