Research course

Health Sciences

University of Surrey · Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Integrated PhD

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a good honours degree (upper second) in an appropriate discipline, but prior experience in research or health sciences may be acceptable. Enthusiasm for, and commitment to, independent study is essential, as is a good command of the English language. Please contact the Faculty Graduate School to discuss your experience and qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

The Health Sciences Integrated PhD is an important step in developing clinical academic research careers for nurses and allied health professionals, social care professionals and graduates from other disciplines. It will provide education and training for those wishing to utilise both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, focusing on mixed methodology as an underpinning philosophy.

The programme has been designed to allow students from different areas of practice to learn together. It will include core and compulsory modules developed to enhance skills in research, and will help students contextualise their learning through their membership of a community of practice and research. Students will access two research modules from the Department of Sociology, and benefit from the opportunity to mix with other disciplines and gain a wider perspective of health sciences research.

Information for international students

IELTS minimum overall: 7.0, IELTS minimum by component: 6.5

Qualification and course duration

Integrated PhD

full time
30-48 months
part time
60-96 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01483 689 730