Health Services Research MPhil/PhD/MD

Major code: HPMR/HPPR/HPMD


The Department of Health Services Research have a large number of postgraduate research students using a mixture of methods applied to a wide range of applied health service research contexts.

We welcome applications for MPhil/PhD study.

Particular areas of expertise and interest are outlined below.

Key Facts

Strong research funding
We have solid funding partnerships with Research Councils (AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC), charities (e.g. Wellcome and Leverhulme Trusts), DEFRA, NHS, Home Office, Police Service, industry and commerce.

Why Department of Health Services Research?

Innovative research

We have highly active, internationally renowned research groups and, in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), 95% of our research activity was rated as of international standard. Our work is theoretically robust and problem and policy focused, with a research agenda that's socially relevant and postgraduate teaching that's truly research-led.


Targeting our key areas of interest we've systematically enhanced our research base, culture and infrastructure, whilst building internationally influential groups. We hold the Athena Swan Silver award. We have a strong track record in attracting fellowship funding, and are closely linked to the NIHR Research Design Service that helps applicants build more competitive grant bids. We have strong links with NHS, Social Care and Public Health as well as robust systems of, and support for, public engagement in our research.