Applied Health Research PhD / MPhil / MD

Why study with us?

My excellent supervisors are always willing to spend their time and expertise in helping me to develop as a researcher.

Heather Catt - Applied Health Research PhD student
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    clinical medicine research rated 4* and 3* REF (2014).

  • 309

    academic members of staff.

  • 359

    postgraduate research students.

Overview

We're one of the UK's largest biostatistics departments. With a track record of funded research and a commitment to research excellence, we're an ideal environment for developing the skills and applications needed to tackle health challenges in stratified medicine, infections, regenerative medicine and public health.

The Department of Biostatistics provides an umbrella for cross-disciplinary units and initiatives, including the Clinical Trials Research Centre and the Medical Research Council North West Hub for Trials Methodology Research.

The Department of Biostatistics is currently involved in the supervision of several students whose projects cover a wide range of topics, both in biostatistics and related health research fields. The development of, and support, for researchers is a high priority in the department.

Academic staff in the Department of Biostatistics are undertaking high-impact research in statistical genetics, pharmacogenetics, joint modelling of longitudinal and time-to-event data, multivariate data analysis, stereology, multi-source evidence synthesis and clinical trials. The Department of Biostatistics has a sustained track record of research funded by the MRC, Wellcome Trust, Horizon 2020 and NIHR, and is committed to excellence in methodological and applied research.

This provides an ideal environment for postgraduate research students to develop new methodological skills and applications to important health challenges in stratified medicine, infections, regenerative medicine and public health.

Research themes

Our research themes are:

  • Clinical trials
  • Survival data analysis
  • Pharmacodynamics personalised dosing algorithms
  • Methods for evaluating biomarkers.

Our research interests include:

  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Multivariate and multilevel data analysis
  • Analysis of laboratory-based data
  • Statistical pharmacogenetic
  • Joint modelling of longitudinal and time-to-event data
  • Stereological methods
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Statistical performance monitoring
  • Quality of life data analysis
  • Statistical shape and image analysis.

Facilities

The research infrastructure of the Institute of Translational Medicine is designed to give researchers access to world class facilities in the best possible environment.

Our centres, facilities and resources give us the ability to drive biomedical research from patient samples to the laboratory bench and vice versa from newly generated drug compounds into clinical trials. They provide powerful, productive collaborations between experts within the University and organisations worldwide.

  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Centre for Antimicrobial Pharmacodynamics
  • Centre for Drug Safety Science
  • Health Data Science Network
  • Centre for Preclinical Imaging
  • Clinical Trials Research Centre
  • Harris-Wellbeing Preterm Birth Research Centre
  • Liverpool Bio-Innovation Hub (LBIH) Biobank
  • Liverpool Cancer Trials Unit
  • MRC North West Hub for Trials Methodology Research
  • North West Cancer Research Centre – University of Liverpool
  • Pancreas Biomedical Research Unit.

Research groups

  • Survival analysis
  • Joint modelling of longitudinal and survival data
  • Clinical trials methodology
  • Statistical pharmacogenetics
  • Multivariate data analysis
  • Meta-analysis
  • Quality of life data analysis
  • Stereology
  • Performance monitoring

Study options and fees


MPhil / PhD / MD Duration Home/EU Students International Students
Full time 2-4 years £4,407* (2020) £23,650* ^ (lab based programmes)
£18,000* (non Lab based programmes) (2020).
Part time 4-6 years £2,204* (2020) £11,825* (lab based programmes) £9,000* (non Lab based programmes) (2020)

*This fees excludes potential research support fees also known as ‘bench fees. You will be notified of any fee which may apply in your offer letter.

^Self funded full time international students studying a lab based programme will receive a £2,000 reduction in their fees for the first year only.


Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from well qualified graduates who would typically hold a UK first degree or equivalent in the first or 2:1 class, or a 2:2 class degree plus a Masters degree, in a relevant subject.

To discuss the entry requirements for this programme please contact the ITMPGR Student Team.

We welcome applications from around the world. You should ensure that your qualifications are equivalent to those required to study for this research degree. See our guidance on international qualifications.

You must also have reached a minimum standard of English and be able to provide evidence of this. See our English language requirements for international students.


How to apply

Research degree applications can be made online.  You'll also need to ensure that you have funding to cover all fees.

Applications are open all year round.

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