Lancaster University Faculty of Health & Medicine, Division of Health Research
The Division of Health Research is committed to pursuing world-class research. It brings together a range of social science disciplines to tackle key health challenges of the 21st Century within health and medicine.
Ranked third in our field in the 2014 Research Assessment Framework and equal first in 'research environment' and in the top 10 for 'research power', the Division of Health Research offers an ideal academic environment to study or to develop your research career. Our high quality research and our commitment to teaching and to working with the health and care sectors means that the Division is influencing practice and thinking across a broad spectrum of health environments.
Study for a PhD by blended learning
We offer four PhD programmes in the Division of Health Research:
- PhD in Mental Health http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fhm/study/phd-study/courses/mental-health-phd/
- PhD in Organisational Health & Wellbeing http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fhm/study/phd-study/courses/organisational-health-and-wellbeing-phd/
- PhD in Palliative Care http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fhm/study/phd-study/courses/palliative-care-phd/
- PhD in Public Health http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fhm/study/phd-study/courses/public-health-phd/
The blended learning PhD programmes are offered part-time via blended learning over 5 years. Years 1 and 2 will involve online taught modules including research skills, ethical considerations, work and health, health theories, research and practice. From Year 3, students undertake a research study, which will conclude with the submission of a thesis that makes an original contribution to knowledge.
How to apply
The standard minimum entry requirements are normally an upper second class honours degree, or a good Masters in an appropriate subject, and relevant work experience. Potential applicants are encouraged to produce a detailed outline description of their intended research topic. The research proposal should then be submitted together with an online application for admission. Applications for September 2016 entry are welcome for the PhD programmes in Mental Health, Organisational Health and Well-being, and Palliative Care. We welcome applications for September 2017 entry for all four programmes. Information on the application process can be found at:
Funding opportunities and requirements can be found on the University website:
Division of Health Research, Lancaster University
Tel: +44 (0)1524 593936