Medicine Postgraduate Research - PhDs and Studentships

Full Time/ Part Time
PhD by Research, MSc (Res), MPhil (Res)

When you undertake a research degree with us, you’ll be an important part of our research intensive university, contributing to the vitality and vibrancy of our institution as you learn, grow and develop. As a postgraduate research student you will be a key member of one of the Faculty's research programmes, which aim to enhance the health, quality of life and the experience of care of people and the populations in which they live.


Our cutting-edge facilities are boosted by our partnership with Norwich Research Park and great connections with our local NHS providers. The campus offers a safe and supportive environment for your research, with everything you need on your doorstep. 

We have proven research expertise across: Older people and long term conditions; Improving access to healthcare; Community and family health; Addiction; Cancer studies, Cardiology, Clinical science and trials; Diabetes, Epidemiology; Gastroenterology and gut biology; Health economics; Health services research; Medical microbiology; Nutrition; Psychological sciences and Respiratory Medicine. 

The degrees are based on the candidate's own original research which is carried out under the direction of one or more supervisors. The research environment is also enhanced by regular research seminars, often with invited national or international speakers, as well as interdisciplinary workshops and conferences. 

Take a look at our current PhD and studentship opportunities

Course Modules 2019/0

As a postgraduate research student, your research degree will not contain modules.


Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirement

To be accepted onto a doctoral degree, the standard minimum academic entry requirement is either at least a 2:1 from a UK undergraduate degree, a Master’s degree, or equivalent. Some research programmes might have higher requirements and the possibility of more specific requirements. Please take a look at our current PhD opportunities or our Faculty Graduate School and School pages to find out more.

How to Apply

Please take a look at our information on how to apply.

    Next Steps

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