Postgraduate students are directly involved in the mainstream research of the division. Postgraduates receive specialised laboratory/field training and in addition are encouraged to take part in a range of courses organised by the University, such as teaching skills, statistical methods, computing and languages.
Further details: MPhil/PhD in Biomedical and Life Sciences.
We offer supervision of research students in many areas of health-related social science, including for example: sociology of health and illness; health inequalities; geography of health; science, technology and medicine studies; health citizenship and partnerships; learning disabilities; mental health; end of life care issues; disability studies; and gender and health.
Further details: MPhil/PhD in Health Research
The doctorate provides opportunities for individuals working in mental health to engage in a higher level of education to gain core research skills, enhance leadership and knowledge management, and develop a deeper and more critical insight into mental health theory, translational research, and how this impacts on policy and practice. The doctorate will be of interest to people with a relevant background who are working, or aspire to work, in the field of mental health. The PhD is international in focus and not restricted to any one professional group or discipline.
Further details: Doctorate in Mental Health.
The aim of the course is to equip people working in palliative, hospice and end of life care to undertake advanced study within their chosen field, including clinical work, education, research, management, policy and advocacy. This course offers the opportunity to complete a PhD in Palliative Care via distance e-learning coursework and thesis.
Further details: Doctorate in Palliative Care.
This taught doctoral programme provides an opportunity for professionals working within public health to gain a deeper and more critical insight into their practice. The course will attract practitioners involved in the delivery of public health services, public health research and policy development, and educational programmes in colleges and universities. The programme is delivered via distance e-learning on a part-time basis.
Further details: Doctorate in Public Health.
This doctorate provides an opportunity for individuals working within the area of organizational health and well-being to undertake advanced study and gain greater critical understanding of the relationship between work and health. The course is aimed at practitioners and individuals who are interested in the promotion and creation of healthy work places. The course is part-time and delivered via distance e-learning.
Further details: Doctorate in Organisational Health and Well-Being.
Applications are welcome from those seeking to perform research in many areas of of the following areas: Medical education; epidemiology; reproductive immunology; social studies of science and technology in clinical practice; qualitative methods in health research; parasitology; and cellular responses to DNA damage.
Further details: MPhil/PhD in Medicine.
CHICAS conducts research on the development of novel statistical and epidemiological methods and their applications. The methodological strengths of staff are in spatial statistics and longitudinal data analysis. Applications are welcome from those seeking to perform research in methodological development, substantive application, or a blend of the two.
Further details: Doctorate in Statistics and Epidemiology.
Studentships can provide up to four years of funding for PhD study within the Faculty of Health and Medicine.
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