University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Child Health

Research themes include: Research synthesis and clinical trials; obstetric care in low resource setting; biology of the developing lung; paediatric rheumatology; prevention of preterm birth and better care for babies born prematurely; developing better medicines for pregnant women and children; epidemiological studies in perinatal depression; paediatric infections; stem cell therapy for Hirschsprung's disease; optimising care pathway for women with endometriosis; cell biology of childhood malignancies.

Entry requirements

Non-medically qualified staff must hold a degree to be able to work towards the degree of MPhil; medically qualified staff require a medical degree of an EU or other approved university; normally, candidates have been qualified for at least 4 years and have considerable experience in paediatrics before embarking on a degree programme.

Sponsorship information

Research funding includes grants from: the Medical Research Council; the Children's Research Fund; the Meningitis Trust; the Wellcome Trust; the British Heart Foundation; Liverpool Health Authority Trust Funds; the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust; the Cystic Fibrosis Trust; Allen and Hanbury's; the North West Cancer Research Fund; North West Regional Development and Implementation Grant; Royal College of Surgeons of England; NHS Technology Assessment Programme; Action Research; Liverpool Health Authority; Children Nationwide; the National Lotteries Charity Board; Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital Trust Fund; NHS Executive R&D; the Pathological Society of Great Britain and the Institute of Cancer Research.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years
MD Full-time - 2 years
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

Key information

Postgraduate Recruitment
Telephone number: 
0151 794 5927