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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    City, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21, 31-JAN-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary


The aim of our programme is to equip the next generation of researchers. You will deliver high quality research that will inform healthcare policy and influence the practice and organisation of care providers.

We host a large number of postgraduate research students. They use a range of research methods and approaches within a range of health contexts both within the UK and elsewhere.

The Division of Health Services Research and Management's specialist areas include:

Public health
Health policy
Global health
Technology-enabled care
Health economics.

As a research student, you will have the flexibility to tailor your studies to achieve your research objectives. You will have access to a range of modules covering various research methodologies and key concepts relevant to health services research.

Study for an MPhil/PhD

Doctoral level study involves independent academic research, supported by supervisors, that makes an original contribution to knowledge within the discipline. The work carried out is therefore of sufficient quality to satisfy academic peer review and merit publication.

There are two main routes to doctoral-level research degrees (PhD) within the School.

The main approach - MPhil/PhD by major thesis - centres on conducting original research and presenting this in a thesis of around 70,000 words (and no longer than 100,000 words).

Articles prepared or submitted for publication, or published peer-reviewed articles, will typically be appended to the thesis. Producing such work is a key expectation of engagement and indicator of achievement in doctoral study.

An alternative route to doctoral qualification is PhD by publication. This involves the candidate either linking together a coherent body of previously conducted research papers with a critical commentary (PhD by prior publication). Alternatively the candidate can prepare and submit a series of papers for peer reviewed publication during the period of registration (PhD by prospective publication).

Application deadline

20 August 2021, 21 December 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 6,760per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

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