PhD / MPhil / MD Study

The strong research and industry networks of the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease make this an ideal place for postgraduate study.

We’re involved in collaborations and partnerships across the world, as well as throughout the UK, so you will not only be challenged academically, you’ll have outstanding career prospects when you complete your PhD, MPhil or MD course.

Another option for postgraduate students is a Master of Research degree in clinical sciences or musculoskeletal ageing – a great grounding in research if you decide to progress to a PhD.

And, aside from the academic potential, there are other benefits too.

  • You’ll be working in the excellent facilities of the new William Henry Duncan Building, or our veterinary hospital at Leahurst.
  • There are English courses, focusing on scientific language, for overseas students who need to improve their skills.
  • Depending on your discipline, generous bursaries and stipends are available to help with tuition fees and travel to academic conferences. We fund a number of doctoral studentships, internally and through our MRC and BBSRC grant eligibility. We can also advise on funded PhDs, particularly for international students, and you can choose to train in undergraduate teaching, with paid positions available.
  • We’re also dedicated to widening participation – encouraging and supporting research students, whatever their background. We’re family-friendly too.
  • The Development Needs Analysis, or DNA, uses the Researcher Development Framework (RDF) to assess your competencies and get you relevant training to improve your research skills. We host specialist workshops featuring experts in writing papers, using statistics, planning experiments and analysing data. We’re also signed up to the Bionow mentoring scheme which aims to support business growth, competitiveness and innovation within the biomedical and life science sectors.

Outside of your time at the University, Liverpool is a fantastically friendly city too, packed with culture, entertainment, sport and shopping.