Entry requirements

Please contact the school for further details.

Months of entry


Course content

Primary Care research has particular strengths in the use and delivery of health services, especially in terms of analysis of large data sets from general practice and other sources, and the evaluation of interventions.

Our main research activities are in the following fields:

  • applied genetics & ethnicity
  • bio-behavioural approaches to optimising health and healthcare
  • clinical epidemiology
  • injury prevention
  • medicines management
  • tobacco control

There are also opportunities to undertake supervised research into medical education, including undergraduate and postgraduate medical curriculum development and evaluation, the use of virtual learning environments, and online assessment in medical education and problem based learning. However, original proposals for any area of medical education will be considered.

The NIHR Research Design Service for the East Midlands (within the Division of Primary Care) offers supervision in research methodologies including clinical trials, multi-level modelling, case-control studies and survival analyses. Areas of research activities are health service delivery and organisation; clinical innovation, particularly in primary care; and clinical trials in primary care and dermatology.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

EU and international students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarship schemes administered by the University of Nottingham's International Office. Applicants are strongly advised to apply early.

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Medical School web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559