University of York

University of York

Health Sciences

The MPhil/PhD in Health Sciences is an opportunity to develop your research interests and skills within research groups building the international evidence base for health and healthcare. We will equip you to undertake, analyse and evaluate health research. At the same time you have the flexibility to tailor your studies to pursue your own research interests and develop the skills you need for your future career. We support a range of different methodological and disciplinary perspectives. The common theme is the rigour of the methodology and the aim of adding to the evidence base for health and healthcare.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a UK 2.1 or international equivalent in a relevant subject.We ask you to provide a brief research outline with your application and give some indication of the research group within which your research interest belongs.

Course modules

Module includes: research methods; health and social statistics 1; epidemiology. Systematic reviews. Plus further training to be agreed with your academic supervisor and programme leader.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01904 321344