Postgraduate Research Degrees

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There are 90 degrees available.

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Applied Health Research

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
We have a track record of national and international collaboration in high quality research across a broad range of applied health research interests.

Archaeology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Available part time
Current research in Archaeology at Liverpool uses state-of-the-art interdisciplinary methods and approaches to study the Palaeolithic and Neolithic societies of Southwest Asia, Mediterranean Europe and Africa, human evolution, archaeobotanical science, archaeozoology, bioarchaeology, archaeomaterials, classical archaeology, the cultures of the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean, later European prehistory and Medieval and post-Medieval archaeology.

Architecture

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Available part time
The Liverpool School of Architecture was established in 1894 and became the first University in the UK to award a RIBA accredited degree in Architecture. As one of the UK's premier centres for architectural research and education, we are proud of our long tradition and position in the world of Architecture, both nationally and internationally.

Archives and Records Management

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities

B

Biological Sciences (Biochemistry)

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
Our research of fundamental biochemistry puts the cell's chemistry into the context of the whole organism in normal and diseases states. By understanding the causes of a disease, we can control symptoms or eradicate it.

Biological Sciences (Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour)

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
We work with viruses, bacteria, fungi, animals, insects, plants and humans using state-of-the-art technologies and mathematical models to understand the principles that underlie biological diversity.

Biological Sciences (Functional and Comparative Genomics)

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
Our research spans the biological sciences from genes and their regulation to whole organisms and ecosystems. We work with viruses, bacteria, fungi, animals, insects, plants and humans using state-of-the-art technologies, bioinformatics and mathematical models.

Biomedical Imaging and Biosensing

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
The Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology builds on a long and prestigious history and remains a leading international centre for research into the fundamental principles of human physiology.

Biostatistics

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
Staff and students are undertaking research involving groundbreaking basic science and life-changing therapies.

C

Cancer Biology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
Fundamental cancer research is aimed at providing the discoveries that can lead to new avenues of research that can ultimately be translated into patient benefits.

Cancer Medicine

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
Cancer medicine research is aimed at developing discoveries that can ultimately be translated into patient benefits.

Cell Biology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
We're a leading international centre for research into the fundamental principles of human physiology, with expertise in all aspects of modern physiology.

Cellular and Molecular Physiology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
We have a long and prestigious history and are a leading international centre for research into the fundamental principles of human physiology.

Chemistry

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences
  • Available part time

Child Health

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
The Department of Women’s and Children’s Health is internationally renowned for research covering obstetrics, gynaecology, neonatology, and medical and surgical paediatrics.

Civic Design

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Engineering
  • Available part time
As the world’s first planning school, established 1909, Civic Design offers you quality professional education within a setting renowned for its innovative, influential research and scholarship.

Classics and Ancient History

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Available part time
Research in Classics and Ancient History at Liverpool centres on the study of ancient Greek society, culture, politics, philosophy, economy, religion and medicine, ancient Greek and Latin literature, the literary cultures of the Roman empire, the politics, economy and administration of ancient Rome, and receptions of Classical antiquity in the modern world.

Clinical Psychology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
The Institute of Psychology, Health and Society conducts conducts internationally acclaimed research into many aspects of psychology and human behaviour, including perception, language development, pain, addiction, appetite, and offending behaviour.

Communication and Media

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Available part time
The department prides in its ability to embrace the study of communication and media in an inclusive and comprehensive manner. From political communication to discourse and culture, from heritage industries to media and entertainment, from film and television to social media, the Department of Communication and Media has been providing cutting edge research that links strongly with most key areas of inquiry in this major field of studies.

Computer Science

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing
  • Available part time
Established in 1983, our department has grown into a vibrant environment. In 2014 we became one of the top 10 computer science departments in the UK after 97% of our research was rated as world leading and internationally excellent by the Research Excellence Framework.

Creative Writing

  • Award options: PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Available part time
The School of English has an outstanding international reputation. Students will benefit from this strong research-led teaching covering a wide and continuous range of writing which equips students with the critical and communication skills and the capacity for adaptable intelligence which are in demand in all areas of modern life.

Critical Care

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. It also complements other strengths in Liverpool, including the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the Wolfson Centre for Personalised Medicine, the Medicines for Children Research Network, and the Wellcome Trust Tropical Centre with its associated PhD programme.

E

Earth and Ocean Sciences

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences
  • Available part time

Ecology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences
  • Available part time

Economics and Finance

  • Award options: PhD
  • Subject area: Business and Finance
  • Available part time
The University of Liverpool Management School offers you the chance to explore your own ideas through our postgraduate research programmes. We provide a stimulating student experience combined with thought provoking advice from our academic staff and believe that postgraduate students are a vital part of the research environment of the School.

Egyptology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Available part time
Egyptological research at Liverpool covers an almost complete range of the topics studied within the discipline of Egyptology including the material culture, language, literature and documentary texts, and the social history and archaeology of ancient Egypt.

Electrical Engineering and Electronics

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Engineering
  • Available part time

Engineering

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Engineering
  • Available part time

English

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Available part time
The Department of English has an outstanding international reputation. Students benefit from strong research-led teaching covering a wide range of literary and linguistic fields which equips students with the critical and communication skills and the capacity for adaptable intelligence which are in demand in all areas of modern life.

Epidemiology and Population Health

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Eye and Vision Sciences

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
The Department of Eye and Vision Science and their clinical counterparts in St Paul’s Eye Unit in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital work side by side and this has allowed the Department to develop into one of the key centres in the UK for medical research into vision-threatening diseases and build its internationally recognised reputation in eye research.

F

Film Studies

  • Award options: PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Available part time
The city has a thriving film culture with opportunities to liaise with local arts organisations such as the Tate Liverpool and the city's arts cinemas.

Food Security

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. We also enjoy close and active collaboration with NHS colleagues through the Liverpool Health Partners Academic Health Science System.

French

  • Award options: PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Available part time
The Sydney Jones Library is an acknowledged centre of excellence for collections of French texts from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

G

Gastroenterology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
The Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology builds on a long and prestigious history and remains a leading international centre for research into the fundamental principles of human physiology.

Geography

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences
  • Available part time

German

  • Award options: PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Available part time
Colleagues in German are actively involved in cross-departmental research groups and contribute to supervision across a wide range of interdisciplinary or multilingual topics.

H

Haematology and Leukaemia

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
Professor Andrew Pettitt leads a large programme of clinical and translational research focussed on lymphoid malignancy with strong links with industry and national collaborative groups in lymphoma and haematological oncology.

Health Services Research

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
The Institute of Psychology, Health and Society conducts internationally acclaimed research into many aspects of psychology and human behaviour, including perception, language development, pain, addiction, appetite, and offending behaviour.

Hispanic Studies

  • Award options: PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Available part time
We are one of the longest established and most broadly-based centres for the study of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American Studies in the UK. We are one of the few centres to have staff whose expertise covers Basque, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese and Spanish (both Castilian and Latin American Spanish), emphasising the global dimensions of language-based research. Our interests provide a rich interdisciplinary environment for research and learning.

History

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Available part time
We pride ourselves on both our international reputation for research and our innovative and student-centred teaching. Our PhD students play a central role in our research culture. We offer a stimulating and friendly environment in which to engage in the study of the past.

I

Immunology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Infection and Global Health (Medical)

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Infection and Global Health (Veterinary)

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Infectious Diseases

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Irish Studies

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Available part time
We are a world-leading centre for Irish Studies research. Established in 1988, the Institute of Irish Studies is the only one of its kind within Britain. Its mission is to be the UK’s main centre for multidisciplinary research into Ireland and its world-wide relations.\n\nThe Irish government recognised our international standing in 2007 with a multi-million pound endowment to fund a Chair in Irish Studies. This funding has helped us to extend the scope of our teaching and research.\n

Italian

  • Award options: PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Available part time
Expertise in Italian Studies at the University of Liverpool provides support and inspiration for research projects ranging from the social meaning of language practices and cognitive analysis of fiction and film through to Postcolonial Studies and Oral History. A variety of approaches allows us to accommodate, amongst others, both interdisciplinary and data-driven projects.

L

Latin American Studies

  • Award options: PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Available part time

Law

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Law
  • Available part time
Our Department hosts eight Research Clusters, which are crucial in supporting the building of external partnerships, providing a platform for knowledge exchange, and coordinating timely responses to current legal and policy developments.

M

Management

  • Award options: PhD
  • Subject area: Business and Finance
  • Available part time
The University of Liverpool Management School offers you the chance to explore your own ideas through our postgraduate research programmes. We provide a stimulating student experience combined with thought provoking advice from our academic staff and believe that postgraduate students are a vital part of the research environment of the School.

Mathematical Sciences

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing
  • Available part time

Medical Education

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
Situated within one of the UK’s larger Schools of Medicine, undertaking a PhD in Medical Education at Liverpool gives PhD candidates based here a unique opportunity to work alongside an engaged and committed cohort of Medical Students all of whom are encouraged to take an interest in the development of medical education, for the improvement of systems and processes for future generations of students.

Medical Microbiology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Medical Parisitology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
Liverpool's leading international reputation in infection research, tropical medicine and global health stretches back over 150 years.

Musculoskeletal Biology (Medicine)

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time

Musculoskeletal Biology (Veterinary)

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time

Music

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Available part time
In a UNESCO City of Music with a wealth of musical institutions, organizations, festivals and events, our PhD students also have an opportunity to both study and participate through partnership with locally based cultural and creative industries.

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Neurobiology and Neurodegeneration

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
A leading international centre for research into the fundamental principles of human physiology. We have recognised expertise in all aspects of modern physiology ranging from the regulation of gene expression to cell, tissue and whole organism biology.

Neurological Science

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

O

Obesity and Endocrinology (Medicine)

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
We have over 100 staff creating new insights into bioscience, epidemiology, health issues, patients, lifestyles and care.

Obesity and Endocrinology (Veterinary)

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
We have over 100 staff creating new insights into bioscience, epidemiology, health issues, patients, lifestyles and care.

Ocular Oncology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time

One Health

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. It also complements other strengths in Liverpool, including the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the Wolfson Centre for Personalised Medicine, the Medicines for Children Research Network, and the Wellcome Trust Tropical Centre with its associated PhD programme.

Orthopaedic Biology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
Professor Simon Frostick has developed a number of new operations for reconstruction of major upper limb pathologies and has promoted other new techniques into the UK, for example, shoulder arthroscopy.

P

Palliative Care

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
Professor John Ellershaw is the Director of the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool. This is a partnership between Marie Curie, the University of Liverpool and the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Pancreatology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
The Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine is the centre for large European pancreas studies aimed at examining the benefit of chemotherapy and chemoradiotherapy in the treatment of patients who have undergone surgery to remove pancreas cancer tissue.

Pathology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
Cancer medicine research is aimed at developing discoveries that can ultimately be translated into patient benefits.

Pharmacology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
The department is among the most highly rated for research in the United Kingdom and hosts the MRC funded Centre for Drug Safety Science and the Wolfson Centre for Personalized Medicine.

Philosophy

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Available part time
In the last REF we were particularly praised by the Philosophy sub-panel for the ‘large number of monographs assessed to be world-leading across many areas of philosophy’. This reflects our commitment to combining the highest research standards across a wide range of philosophical areas with the friendliness allowed by being a relatively small department where everyone knows everyone else.

Physics

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences
  • Available part time

Politics

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Available part time
Researchers from the department are delivering impact from their research outputs by chairing government bodies and providing evidence for legislature, advising on policy formulation, as well as giving oral and written evidence to quasi-judicial bodies.

Primary Care

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
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.

Psychiatry

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
We've highly active, internationally renowned research groups and, in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008), 80% of our research activity was rated as of international standard.

Psychology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
Research in the department is concentrated around a number of research groups, some of which represent the largest concentration of expertise in the UK.

Public Health

  • Award options: PhD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
Teaching and service work is the social model of health and how that can be applied to address inequalities in health and in health care.

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Radiobiology and Radiotherapy

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
Radiotherapy is one of the cornerstones of cancer treatment and research in the Department. We aim to develop both a greater understanding of the interaction between biological materials with radiation and to develop improved delivery of radiation for therapeutic purposes.

S

Sociolinguistics

  • Award options: PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Available part time
With specialists exploring sociolinguistic issues in the Francophone, Hispanophone and Italophone world, as well as in the Middle East, Sociolinguistics at the University of Liverpool is ideally positioned to provide a range of national and transnational perspectives on research into language and society.

Sociology and Social Policy

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time

Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
A leading international centre for research into the fundamental principles of human physiology. We have recognised expertise in all aspects of modern physiology ranging from the regulation of gene expression to cell, tissue and whole organism biology.

Surgery and Oncology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
Scientific research in the Department is performed in an environment that has a wealth of clinical expertise and research which ensures that basic scientific research is always performed with insights of relevance to patients provided by leading clinical teams.

T

Translation Studies

  • Award options: PhD
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
Our particular strengths lie in the cultural, historical, transnational, and political dimensions of translation, as well as in practice-based approaches, especially in literary and academic settings.

V

Vaccinology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Veterinary Epidemiology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Veterinary Microbiology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Veterinary Parasitology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
Liverpool's leading international reputation in infection research, tropical medicine and global health stretches back over 150 years.

Veterinary Pathology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health
  • Available part time
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Veterinary Virology

  • Award options:
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Virology

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. We also enjoy close and active collaboration with NHS colleagues through the Liverpool Health Partners Academic Health Science System.

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Women's Health

  • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Available part time
The Department of Women’s and Children’s Health is internationally renowned for its research covering obstetrics, gynaecology, neonatology, and medical and surgical paediatrics.

    Applied Health Research

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    We have a track record of national and international collaboration in high quality research across a broad range of applied health research interests.

    Archaeology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
    • Available part time
    Current research in Archaeology at Liverpool uses state-of-the-art interdisciplinary methods and approaches to study the Palaeolithic and Neolithic societies of Southwest Asia, Mediterranean Europe and Africa, human evolution, archaeobotanical science, archaeozoology, bioarchaeology, archaeomaterials, classical archaeology, the cultures of the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean, later European prehistory and Medieval and post-Medieval archaeology.

    Architecture

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
    • Available part time
    The Liverpool School of Architecture was established in 1894 and became the first University in the UK to award a RIBA accredited degree in Architecture. As one of the UK's premier centres for architectural research and education, we are proud of our long tradition and position in the world of Architecture, both nationally and internationally.

    Biological Sciences (Biochemistry)

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    Our research of fundamental biochemistry puts the cell's chemistry into the context of the whole organism in normal and diseases states. By understanding the causes of a disease, we can control symptoms or eradicate it.

    Biological Sciences (Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour)

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    We work with viruses, bacteria, fungi, animals, insects, plants and humans using state-of-the-art technologies and mathematical models to understand the principles that underlie biological diversity.

    Biological Sciences (Functional and Comparative Genomics)

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    Our research spans the biological sciences from genes and their regulation to whole organisms and ecosystems. We work with viruses, bacteria, fungi, animals, insects, plants and humans using state-of-the-art technologies, bioinformatics and mathematical models.

    Biomedical Imaging and Biosensing

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    The Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology builds on a long and prestigious history and remains a leading international centre for research into the fundamental principles of human physiology.

    Biostatistics

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    Staff and students are undertaking research involving groundbreaking basic science and life-changing therapies.

    Cancer Biology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    Fundamental cancer research is aimed at providing the discoveries that can lead to new avenues of research that can ultimately be translated into patient benefits.

    Cancer Medicine

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    Cancer medicine research is aimed at developing discoveries that can ultimately be translated into patient benefits.

    Cell Biology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    We're a leading international centre for research into the fundamental principles of human physiology, with expertise in all aspects of modern physiology.

    Cellular and Molecular Physiology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    We have a long and prestigious history and are a leading international centre for research into the fundamental principles of human physiology.

    Chemistry

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Chemical Sciences
    • Available part time

    Child Health

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    The Department of Women’s and Children’s Health is internationally renowned for research covering obstetrics, gynaecology, neonatology, and medical and surgical paediatrics.

    Civic Design

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Engineering
    • Available part time
    As the world’s first planning school, established 1909, Civic Design offers you quality professional education within a setting renowned for its innovative, influential research and scholarship.

    Classics and Ancient History

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
    • Available part time
    Research in Classics and Ancient History at Liverpool centres on the study of ancient Greek society, culture, politics, philosophy, economy, religion and medicine, ancient Greek and Latin literature, the literary cultures of the Roman empire, the politics, economy and administration of ancient Rome, and receptions of Classical antiquity in the modern world.

    Clinical Psychology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    The Institute of Psychology, Health and Society conducts conducts internationally acclaimed research into many aspects of psychology and human behaviour, including perception, language development, pain, addiction, appetite, and offending behaviour.

    Communication and Media

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
    • Available part time
    The department prides in its ability to embrace the study of communication and media in an inclusive and comprehensive manner. From political communication to discourse and culture, from heritage industries to media and entertainment, from film and television to social media, the Department of Communication and Media has been providing cutting edge research that links strongly with most key areas of inquiry in this major field of studies.

    Computer Science

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Maths and Computing
    • Available part time
    Established in 1983, our department has grown into a vibrant environment. In 2014 we became one of the top 10 computer science departments in the UK after 97% of our research was rated as world leading and internationally excellent by the Research Excellence Framework.

    Creative Writing

    • Award options: PhD
    • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
    • Available part time
    The School of English has an outstanding international reputation. Students will benefit from this strong research-led teaching covering a wide and continuous range of writing which equips students with the critical and communication skills and the capacity for adaptable intelligence which are in demand in all areas of modern life.

    Critical Care

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. It also complements other strengths in Liverpool, including the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the Wolfson Centre for Personalised Medicine, the Medicines for Children Research Network, and the Wellcome Trust Tropical Centre with its associated PhD programme.

    Ecology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Earth Sciences
    • Available part time

    Economics and Finance

    • Award options: PhD
    • Subject area: Business and Finance
    • Available part time
    The University of Liverpool Management School offers you the chance to explore your own ideas through our postgraduate research programmes. We provide a stimulating student experience combined with thought provoking advice from our academic staff and believe that postgraduate students are a vital part of the research environment of the School.

    Egyptology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
    • Available part time
    Egyptological research at Liverpool covers an almost complete range of the topics studied within the discipline of Egyptology including the material culture, language, literature and documentary texts, and the social history and archaeology of ancient Egypt.

    Engineering

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Engineering
    • Available part time

    English

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
    • Available part time
    The Department of English has an outstanding international reputation. Students benefit from strong research-led teaching covering a wide range of literary and linguistic fields which equips students with the critical and communication skills and the capacity for adaptable intelligence which are in demand in all areas of modern life.

    Epidemiology and Population Health

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

    Eye and Vision Sciences

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    The Department of Eye and Vision Science and their clinical counterparts in St Paul’s Eye Unit in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital work side by side and this has allowed the Department to develop into one of the key centres in the UK for medical research into vision-threatening diseases and build its internationally recognised reputation in eye research.

    Film Studies

    • Award options: PhD
    • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
    • Available part time
    The city has a thriving film culture with opportunities to liaise with local arts organisations such as the Tate Liverpool and the city's arts cinemas.

    Food Security

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. We also enjoy close and active collaboration with NHS colleagues through the Liverpool Health Partners Academic Health Science System.

    French

    • Award options: PhD
    • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
    • Available part time
    The Sydney Jones Library is an acknowledged centre of excellence for collections of French texts from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

    Gastroenterology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    The Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology builds on a long and prestigious history and remains a leading international centre for research into the fundamental principles of human physiology.

    Geography

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Earth Sciences
    • Available part time

    German

    • Award options: PhD
    • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
    • Available part time
    Colleagues in German are actively involved in cross-departmental research groups and contribute to supervision across a wide range of interdisciplinary or multilingual topics.

    Haematology and Leukaemia

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    Professor Andrew Pettitt leads a large programme of clinical and translational research focussed on lymphoid malignancy with strong links with industry and national collaborative groups in lymphoma and haematological oncology.

    Health Services Research

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    The Institute of Psychology, Health and Society conducts internationally acclaimed research into many aspects of psychology and human behaviour, including perception, language development, pain, addiction, appetite, and offending behaviour.

    Hispanic Studies

    • Award options: PhD
    • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
    • Available part time
    We are one of the longest established and most broadly-based centres for the study of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American Studies in the UK. We are one of the few centres to have staff whose expertise covers Basque, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese and Spanish (both Castilian and Latin American Spanish), emphasising the global dimensions of language-based research. Our interests provide a rich interdisciplinary environment for research and learning.

    History

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
    • Available part time
    We pride ourselves on both our international reputation for research and our innovative and student-centred teaching. Our PhD students play a central role in our research culture. We offer a stimulating and friendly environment in which to engage in the study of the past.

    Immunology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

    Infection and Global Health (Medical)

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

    Infection and Global Health (Veterinary)

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

    Infectious Diseases

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

    Irish Studies

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
    • Available part time
    We are a world-leading centre for Irish Studies research. Established in 1988, the Institute of Irish Studies is the only one of its kind within Britain. Its mission is to be the UK’s main centre for multidisciplinary research into Ireland and its world-wide relations.\n\nThe Irish government recognised our international standing in 2007 with a multi-million pound endowment to fund a Chair in Irish Studies. This funding has helped us to extend the scope of our teaching and research.\n

    Italian

    • Award options: PhD
    • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
    • Available part time
    Expertise in Italian Studies at the University of Liverpool provides support and inspiration for research projects ranging from the social meaning of language practices and cognitive analysis of fiction and film through to Postcolonial Studies and Oral History. A variety of approaches allows us to accommodate, amongst others, both interdisciplinary and data-driven projects.

    Law

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Law
    • Available part time
    Our Department hosts eight Research Clusters, which are crucial in supporting the building of external partnerships, providing a platform for knowledge exchange, and coordinating timely responses to current legal and policy developments.

    Management

    • Award options: PhD
    • Subject area: Business and Finance
    • Available part time
    The University of Liverpool Management School offers you the chance to explore your own ideas through our postgraduate research programmes. We provide a stimulating student experience combined with thought provoking advice from our academic staff and believe that postgraduate students are a vital part of the research environment of the School.

    Medical Education

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    Situated within one of the UK’s larger Schools of Medicine, undertaking a PhD in Medical Education at Liverpool gives PhD candidates based here a unique opportunity to work alongside an engaged and committed cohort of Medical Students all of whom are encouraged to take an interest in the development of medical education, for the improvement of systems and processes for future generations of students.

    Medical Microbiology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

    Medical Parisitology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    Liverpool's leading international reputation in infection research, tropical medicine and global health stretches back over 150 years.

    Music

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
    • Available part time
    In a UNESCO City of Music with a wealth of musical institutions, organizations, festivals and events, our PhD students also have an opportunity to both study and participate through partnership with locally based cultural and creative industries.

    Neurobiology and Neurodegeneration

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    A leading international centre for research into the fundamental principles of human physiology. We have recognised expertise in all aspects of modern physiology ranging from the regulation of gene expression to cell, tissue and whole organism biology.

    Neurological Science

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

    Obesity and Endocrinology (Medicine)

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    We have over 100 staff creating new insights into bioscience, epidemiology, health issues, patients, lifestyles and care.

    Obesity and Endocrinology (Veterinary)

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    We have over 100 staff creating new insights into bioscience, epidemiology, health issues, patients, lifestyles and care.

    Ocular Oncology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time

    One Health

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. It also complements other strengths in Liverpool, including the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the Wolfson Centre for Personalised Medicine, the Medicines for Children Research Network, and the Wellcome Trust Tropical Centre with its associated PhD programme.

    Orthopaedic Biology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    Professor Simon Frostick has developed a number of new operations for reconstruction of major upper limb pathologies and has promoted other new techniques into the UK, for example, shoulder arthroscopy.

    Palliative Care

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    Professor John Ellershaw is the Director of the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool. This is a partnership between Marie Curie, the University of Liverpool and the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

    Pancreatology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    The Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine is the centre for large European pancreas studies aimed at examining the benefit of chemotherapy and chemoradiotherapy in the treatment of patients who have undergone surgery to remove pancreas cancer tissue.

    Pathology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    Cancer medicine research is aimed at developing discoveries that can ultimately be translated into patient benefits.

    Pharmacology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    The department is among the most highly rated for research in the United Kingdom and hosts the MRC funded Centre for Drug Safety Science and the Wolfson Centre for Personalized Medicine.

    Philosophy

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
    • Available part time
    In the last REF we were particularly praised by the Philosophy sub-panel for the ‘large number of monographs assessed to be world-leading across many areas of philosophy’. This reflects our commitment to combining the highest research standards across a wide range of philosophical areas with the friendliness allowed by being a relatively small department where everyone knows everyone else.

    Physics

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Physical Sciences
    • Available part time

    Politics

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
    • Available part time
    Researchers from the department are delivering impact from their research outputs by chairing government bodies and providing evidence for legislature, advising on policy formulation, as well as giving oral and written evidence to quasi-judicial bodies.

    Primary Care

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    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.

    Psychiatry

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    We've highly active, internationally renowned research groups and, in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008), 80% of our research activity was rated as of international standard.

    Psychology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    Research in the department is concentrated around a number of research groups, some of which represent the largest concentration of expertise in the UK.

    Public Health

    • Award options: PhD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    Teaching and service work is the social model of health and how that can be applied to address inequalities in health and in health care.

    Radiobiology and Radiotherapy

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    Radiotherapy is one of the cornerstones of cancer treatment and research in the Department. We aim to develop both a greater understanding of the interaction between biological materials with radiation and to develop improved delivery of radiation for therapeutic purposes.

    Sociolinguistics

    • Award options: PhD
    • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
    • Available part time
    With specialists exploring sociolinguistic issues in the Francophone, Hispanophone and Italophone world, as well as in the Middle East, Sociolinguistics at the University of Liverpool is ideally positioned to provide a range of national and transnational perspectives on research into language and society.

    Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    A leading international centre for research into the fundamental principles of human physiology. We have recognised expertise in all aspects of modern physiology ranging from the regulation of gene expression to cell, tissue and whole organism biology.

    Surgery and Oncology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    Scientific research in the Department is performed in an environment that has a wealth of clinical expertise and research which ensures that basic scientific research is always performed with insights of relevance to patients provided by leading clinical teams.

    Translation Studies

    • Award options: PhD
    • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
    Our particular strengths lie in the cultural, historical, transnational, and political dimensions of translation, as well as in practice-based approaches, especially in literary and academic settings.

    Vaccinology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

    Veterinary Epidemiology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

    Veterinary Microbiology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

    Veterinary Parasitology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    Liverpool's leading international reputation in infection research, tropical medicine and global health stretches back over 150 years.

    Veterinary Pathology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD
    • Subject area: Social Science and Health
    • Available part time
    The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

    Veterinary Virology

    • Award options:
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

    Virology

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. We also enjoy close and active collaboration with NHS colleagues through the Liverpool Health Partners Academic Health Science System.

    Women's Health

    • Award options: MPhil / PhD / MD
    • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Available part time
    The Department of Women’s and Children’s Health is internationally renowned for its research covering obstetrics, gynaecology, neonatology, and medical and surgical paediatrics.