LHS Research Degrees Programme

We offer an extensive range of exciting research opportunities through PhD Programmes in Biomedical Sciences, Health Sciences and Neurosciences.See our current range of PhD research projects or contact our researchers  directly with your own relevant research proposal.

We also offer Professional Doctorate Programmes in Optometry & Medicine (DOptom / MD).

  • You should have been awarded the UK equivalent of a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree in a relevant subject, or have an MSc and/or similar award or experience deemed to provide evidence of research potential
  • Non-native speakers of English are normally also required to satisfy minimum English language requirements. Find more information HERE. Our School's requirements are:
  • IELTS:  Minimum Overall Score of: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each section)

  • TOEFL (Internet-based Only):   Minimum Overall Score of 93  (minimum in Reading: 18, Writing:  23,Listening: 19 and Speaking: 19)

  • PEARSON:   Minimum Overall Score of: 63  (minimum of 57  in each section).

Reading  Writing  Listening Speaking  Total
6.0  6.0   6.0   6.0 6.5
Reading Writing  Listening Speaking Total
18 23  19  19  93
Pearson Academic           
Reading Writing  Listening Speaking Total
57 57  57 57 63

2018/19 Entry 

  • Full-Time: £4,260 p.a.  Part-Time: £2,130 p.a.
  • Full-Time: £17,000 p.a.
  • 1x fully funded full-time PhD Studentship in the Department of Psychology

       The psychology of problem gambling: A mixed methods approach

Supervisors: Prof. Richard Tunney & Dr Michael Larkin

Closing Date: Sunday 17 February 2019 :  APPLY Research Health Sciences (Full Time April 2019)

  • 1x fully funded full-time 50-50 Funded PhD Studentship 

       Development of a novel excipient screening platform for Paediatric Oral formulations

       Supervisors: Prof Afzal Mohammed & Dr Dan Kirby

      Closing Date: Sunday 24 February 2019:  APPLY Research Health Sciences (Full Time April 2019)

  • 1x fully funded full-time 50-50 Funded PhD Studentship 

        Characterisation of the Gut Microbiome in Dogs and Cats

       Supervisors: Prof. Anthony Hilton & Dr Tony Worthington

       Closing Date: Friday 1 March 2019:  APPLY Research Biomedical Sciences (Full Time April 2019).  

  • 1x fully funded full-time PhD Studentship 

        HOPE: Automatic Detection of Seizure Onset Zone from EEG/MEG Signals in Children with MRE

       Supervisors: Dr Manousos Klados, Prof. Stefano SeriDr Antonio Fratini

       Closing Date: Sunday 17 March 2019:  APPLY Research Health Sciences (Full Time April 2019)


Please Note: Only candidates who have been selected for Interview will be contacted by the Supervisor/s. If you have not received an invitation to attend an Interview within approx. two weeks of the closing date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.