Research course

Health Sciences

University of Surrey · Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a good honours degree (upper second) in an appropriate discipline, but prior experience in research or health and social care may be acceptable.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6 in each individual category.

Months of entry

January, April, July

Course content

At Surrey we’ve been conducting health-related research for over 30 years, putting people at the focus of everything we do. We’re addressing global healthcare priorities and generating evidence to underpin effective, compassionate and integrated healthcare, working in partnership with healthcare providers, governments and businesses.

Our PhD is aimed at healthcare professionals looking to undertake research at the highest level. It’s particularly suited for health psychologists, midwives, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, physiotherapists and social scientists. As one of our students, you’ll embrace a ‘patient focused’ philosophy, working to improve the delivery of healthcare nationally and internationally.

You’ll work alongside academic staff who’re engaged in leading healthcare research. Their work drives and reflects the change in clinical practice.

Information for international students

We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK. We are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey.

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1483 682 222