Primary Care MPhil/PhD/MD

Major code: GPMR/GPPR/GPMD

Entry requirements

A good (2:1 or first class) degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent) is normally required. Potential students should be aware that for certain projects criminal record checks may be necessary. Projects will always be subject to appropriate ethical approval and in some cases collaborating NHS Trusts may require health checks before permitting access to patients. We have strong links with the Mersey Primary Care Research and Development Consortium, covering 12 practices across Merseyside and North Cheshire and over 80,000 patients, and the UKCRN local Research Networks, in particular the Primary Care Research Network. Liverpool PCT hosts a mental health in primary care programme grant, jointly led by Liverpool and Manchester Universities. Clinical academic links such as these provide excellent opportunities for health services research in primary care. The Division is well placed to support and host PhD studentships provided by UKCRN partners, such as the MRC, ESRC, DH, EPSRC etc. 

English Language Qualifications

All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see for English Language requirements specific to your country.

If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes.  Please see the English Language Centre website for further information about these programmes;

If you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at

IELTS7.5 (with components of 6.5 overall)