Research course

Social Research in Medicines and Health

University of Nottingham · School of Pharmacy

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The Division of Social Research in Medicines and Health is an expanding, multi-disciplinary research and teaching group, committed to producing high quality health service-related research and teaching that places pharmaceutical services and medicines usage in the broader context of health and social care.

Current themes include aspects of public health, such as non medical prescribing, the pharmacists role in public health, sexual health, health inequalities, adolescent health literacy and issues associates with social capital such as access to pharmacy services. With the appointment of a new chair to the division, health economics and health technology assessment is a new expertise that will undergo significant development in the medium term.

The division has an established and expanding expertise in research in to medicines taking behaviour. Law and ethics research, including a HEFCE funded study designed to enhance law and ethics teaching in schools of pharmacy is also carried out at the Centre.

The Division of Social Research in Medicines and Health is accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for their postgraduate research training programme, a 4-year programme which includes an MA in research methods (health studies) followed by a 3-year PhD and for 3 year PhDs for candidates with a suitable MA.

We are key members of the multidisciplinary Centre for Social research in Heath and Health care. This university funded centre provides an institutional base for the inter-disciplinary investigation of the delivery and experience of health and health care and brings together a wealth of experience in multidisciplinary research and post-graduate supervision from a number of partner schools (Sociology and Social Policy, Nursing, Community Health Sciences and Education).

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

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element) for clinical projects and 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element) for science projects.

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 School of Pharmacy web pages.

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559