Research course

Medical Education

University of Liverpool · School of Medical Education

Entry requirements

You'll need a 2:1 or first class or equivalent first degree in a relevant discipline, such as medicine, psychology or sociology. This breadth reflects our commitment to multidisciplinary approaches when investigating complex research questions.

Months of entry


Course content

Situated within one of the UK’s larger Schools of Medicine, undertaking a PhD in Medical Education at Liverpool gives PhD candidates based here a unique opportunity to work alongside an engaged and committed cohort of Medical Students all of whom are encouraged to take an interest in the development of medical education, for the improvement of systems and processes for future generations of students.

The School of Medicine offers a range of research areas spanning medical education. Our current portfolio includes topics covering the development of professional identity and professionalism lapses and the development of empathy during undergraduate medicine studies. In line with current changes in the NHS and workforce, transitioning into clinical posts and their impact upon wellbeing, is also a research area.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

          Course contact details

          PG Recruitment

          +44 (0)151 794 5927