Research degrees at the Institute of Health Sciences Education

The IHSE is primarily focused on medical education. Our academic staff are leaders in curriculum design, delivery and assessment throughout the five year and accelerated graduate-entry programme medical degrees. 

We are able to offer high levels of support to full and part-time PhD students who wish to undertake medical education research. 

Medical education is a rich, inter-disciplinary field of enquiry. We therefore welcome applications from medical, dental and healthcare professionals as well as those with backgrounds in sociology, psychology or education. 

You will be assigned a supervisory team who have both subject specific and methodological expertise in your area of research enquiry. Their support is focussed on your development as a successful independent researcher and scholar.  

To find out more about IHSE and how you could feed into their research acativites by joining as a PhD student please see 

For all PhD enquiries please send a CV, a research proposal, and your enquiry to:

Dr Rachel Ashworth, 

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