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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

About the Institute

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


The Institute for Health Research (IHR) is committed to carrying out real world research, providing information which can influence policy and practice.

To find out more download our research report

About the IHR

The IHR was launched in 1994.

It brings together a team of researchers, who are committed to real-world health research, providing information which has influenced policy and practice at national and international level

The primary aims of the IHR are to:

  • Engage in collaborative research locally, regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Create research partnerships with purchasers and providers of health care, with the professions, industry and the independent sector
  • Promote and co-ordinate health-related research across the University
  • Enhance research skills in the community through the provision of quality educational programmes


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