Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Public Health

Explore fascinating postgraduate research opportunities at LJMU's Centre for Public Health which specialises in applied research and educational programmes, addressing health issues at all levels from policy development to service delivery. •Design, implement and report on an independent research project •Benefit from a wide range of staff supervision expertise •Acquire expert knowledge in your chosen specialist field/academic discipline •Study research methods and empirical research techniques •Spread your study over up to seven years You can study for an MPhil full time over one or two years or part time over two to four years. Progressing from an MPhil (and including MPhil registration), you can study for a PhD full time over 33 to 48 months or part time over 45 to 84 months. If you are taking a direct route PhD, you can study full time over two to three years or part time over three to six years. Student support The University offers a comprehensive induction programme and a wide range of generic skills training. You will be allocated a team of up to three supervisors (including a Director of Studies) who will work with you during your research. Throughout your studies, you will also have the support of LJMU's Graduate School which offers expert advice and guidance to those enrolled on MPhil and PhD programmes. You will be based in the Henry Cotton building in Liverpool city centre. Here you will have your own desk and computer in office space shared with other research students, enabling you to build up a strong peer network. You can study topics such as: •Advanced Presentation Skills •Applying for Ethical Approval •How to be an Effective Researcher •Poster Presentation/Design •Postgraduate Employability Skills •Project Management •Writing Skills including Creative Planning for Writing your Thesis •Surviving the Viva •Speed Reading

Entry requirements

If you are applying for an MPhil or an MPhil/PhD you should normally have, or be expecting to obtain, a 1st or upper 2nd-Class Honours degree in a relevant subject. If you are applying for a PhD direct you must: Have a Masters degree with a research dissertation in a relevant subject; have had research training directly related to the PhD project. If you have qualifications other than those above, your application will be considered individually on merit. Appropriate research and previous experience will be taken into account.

Course modules

You can study topics such as: Advanced presentation skills; applying for ethical approval; how to be an effective researcher; poster presentation/ design; postgraduate employability skills; project management; writing skills including creative planning for writing your thesis; surviving the viva; speed reading.

Assessment methods

You can progress from MPhil to PhD, via a written and oral assessment in year 2 (full time students) or year 3 (part time students). The PhD requires: Competence in conducting an independent enquiry; competence in the use of appropriate research methods and techniques; you to be at the forefront of understanding your specialist topic; an original, personal contribution to the understanding of a problem, the advancement of knowledge or the generation of new ideas.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 33 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 45 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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