Primary Care

The School's core research is centred around four broad themes; musculoskeletal, prognosis and biostatistics, mental health and wellbeing, and global and public health. We offer established MPhil and PhD programmes, which are underpinned by our expert knowledge in specialist fields such as general practice physiotherapy, rheumatology, cardiology, public health, and mental health. 

We offer well-funded bursaries to undertake PhDs and MPhils that are linked to our core programme of work. Our bursaries are regularly advertised - usually early spring each year. 

Al our research degree students have access to the School's research facilities, with a work-station in a dedicated research student's office, a networked computer and the software to support their research; full borrowing rights at the University and Health libraries, including their inter-library loans; and photocopying, postage and phone calls. 

Students work as part of a research team to fulfil their data collection and data management requirements of their research project, and receive structured supervision from a team of at least two supervisors. A wide range of training opportunities are accessed, which are provided across the university or externally. Students are encouraged and supported, to present their research at appropriate national and international conferences and at the School's annual postgraduate symposium. There is an active student support group, including informal sessions and more tailored student group sessions. 

We welcome students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, including (but not exclusively) epidemiology, clinical health care professions, mathematics, statistics, sociology, social policy, geography, psychology, and economics.