Postgraduate Research Opportunities

LHS Research Degrees Programme

We offer an extensive range of exciting research opportunities through PhD Programmes in Biomedical Sciences, Health Sciences and Neurosciences.See our current range of PhD research projects or contact our researchers  directly with your own relevant research proposal.

We also offer Professional Doctorate Programmes in Optometry & Medicine (DOptom / MD).

  • You should have been awarded the UK equivalent of a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree in a relevant subject, or have an MSc and/or similar award or experience deemed to provide evidence of research potential
  • Non-native speakers of English are normally also required to satisfy minimum English language requirements. Find more information HERE. Our School's requirements are:
  • IELTS:  Minimum Overall Score of: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each section)

  • TOEFL (Internet-based Only):  Minimum Overall Score of 93 (minimum in Reading: 18, Writing:  23,Listening: 19 and Speaking: 19)

  • PEARSON:  Minimum Overall Score of: 63  (minimum of 57  in each section).

Reading  Writing
 Listening Speaking  Total
6.0  6.0 
 6.0 6.5
Reading Writing
 Listening Speaking
18 23
 19  19  93
Pearson Academic 
Reading Writing
 Listening Speaking
57 57  57 57 63


2018/19 Entry 

  • Full-Time: £4,260 p.a.  Part-Time: £2,130 p.a.
  • Full-Time: £17,000 p.a.
 Our web pages are currently being upgraded so please see details and information on how to apply for the Studentships below on the University Jobs page under 'current vacancies' or at FindaPhD.com 

One Fully Funded Full-Time School PhD Studentship
The Gambling Harms Paradox: Are people from lower SES groups more likely to suffer harmful
consequences than people from higher SES groups despite equivalent exposure?

[Please select. “Research Health Sciences”]
Supervisors: Prof. Richard Tunney & Dr Michael Larkin
Closing Date: Thursday 30th August 2018


Please note: Only candidates who have been selected for interview will be contacted by the supervisor/s.  If you have not received an invitation to attend an interview within approx.. two weeks of the closing date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.