IHR PhD School

Our PhD School is a lively community comprising of a wealth of interests mainly in applied health research but also in global public health, epidemiology, nursing, midwifery, psychology and related disciplines.

Our aim is to provide a liberal and dynamic environment for PhD Students from around the world to explore their interests and evolve into becoming the next leaders in health research.

Our PhD School and the Institute for Health Research have close links with health and social care organisations in the UK and internationally.

Our PhD students receive exemplary training throughout the course of their studies and they are active members of the Institute for Health Research attending relevant meetings, seminars and discussions.

Our PhD School is based at the Putteridge Bury campus and is led by Dr Yannis Pappas

We are delighted to see the growing number of students who have successfully completed their studies

You may also view samples of work by some of our existing students

Postgraduate Opportunities

PGR Financial Support to Attend Training

PGR Financial Support to Present in Conferences

Postgraduate research students from the IHR presented their work to an audience of staff and students at University of Bedfordshire’s Postgraduate Graduate Research Conference 2016. Louisa Donald (on left) won the first price for best poster! On right is Joy Orpin.

Louisa Donald (left) with her winning poster. Joy Orpin (right)

IHR students with Bill Rammell VC (centre).

IHR students with Bill Rammel VC

IHR students with Professor Gurch Randhawa (centre).

IHR students with Professor Gurch Randhawa



Enquire about research degrees

By telephone
During office hours
(Monday-Friday 08:30-17:00)
+44 (0)1582 489056

By email

International applicants should be aware of our English language requirements


For all the information you need on how to apply for a research degree and to make sure you fulfil the entry requirements go to How to apply

You should have a good honours degree (2:1 or above) or masters degree or equivalent in the relevant subject area.

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