PhD research in Biomedicine

PhD Study

We offer traditional UK style PhD supervision in medicine, biomedicine and health-related social science, with unique opportunities to complete a PhD via distance e-learning coursework, research and thesis.

PhD Departments

Please contact your department for the latest details on PhDs in Health and Medicine. Each department will also have full details on the latest funded PhD opportunities and on how to apply for your PhD.

In addition to traditional UK-style PhD supervision, we offer PhD study by Blended Learning.

How to Apply

Applications to study for a PhD/MPhil and MD are made directly to Lancaster University.

You should provide an outline of your proposed research topic to support your application. Applicants for allocated studentships from Research Councils in the UK should give the title of the project and should indicate any previous experience which is relevant.

Before submitting an application, it is important that you contact the relevant Divisional staff to discuss your application.

Applying for postgraduate study

Fees and funding

In order to study at postgraduate level you'll need funding to cover your tuition fees and living costs. The University and external bodies can provide assistance, as can the Faculty of Health and Medicine.

Fees and Funding

Research Studentships

Thinking about applying for a PhD?

See our current Research Studentships

PhD Studentships
Researcher Working

Research Training

As an interdisciplinary faculty our research students have access to high quality training from across the University. The Faculty also runs specific research workshops available to students from other faculties. Depending on your chosen research specialism you will be able to access workshops offered by the Faculty of Science and Technology, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Lancaster University Management School, in addition to more specialised subject or discipline-based training courses.


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