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


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, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    12-48 months
      part time
      24-72 months
      • PhD
        full time
        24-48 months
          part time
          48-84 months
          • MD
            part time
            24-72 months
            • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

          Course contact details

          PG Recruitment

          +44 (0)151 794 5927