Institute for Health Research

“All of our research is internationally excellent in impact, and the majority is world-leading. 73% of research outputs are 3* or 4* - internationally excellent or world leading” REF 2014

Health inequalities

Health inequalities

Research into the health needs of the UK's multi-ethnic and multi-faith populations.

Public health


Research into the development of public health and preventative care models.



Research into the commissioning and organisational responses to national health policy.

Postgraduate study


We offer opportunities for study at both Masters and PhD level.

Organ Donation

Organ Donation

Organ Donation and Transplant Research Centre (ODTC).



We offer training and consultancy in a number of areas.

Enquire about research degrees

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

By email

How to apply for a research degree

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

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

International applicants should be aware of our English language requirements