Research course

Health Sciences Research Doctorate

University of Southampton · Faculty of Health Sciences
MPhil/PhD Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Upper second-class degree in relevant subject and/or postgraduate degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University; outline research proposal.

Months of entry


Course content

Help shape future knowledge and health care by taking a health sciences PhD at a world-class institution whose nursing provision is ranked in the global top ten (QS World University Rankings by Subject - Nursing 2018. You will be embedded in one of our leading research groups that are specialised in areas including active living and rehabilitation, complex healthcare, health work, and fundamental care and safety. We have strong links with Wessex Partnership Trusts and an excellent track record for securing funding. Our PhD research doctorates are aimed at nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, health scientists, psychologists and social scientists, and will help you develop the skills for high-level healthcare research. You will be supported by two expert academics with experience in your area of study, and will become part of our vibrant postgraduate community.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

MPhil/PhD Health Sciences

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Health Sciences
+44 (0) 23 8059 5500