Paediatrics and Child Health PhD/MD/MSc by Research

Our current research covers a wide portfolio of basic, translational and clinical research focusing on endocrinology, and neonatal medicine, with all the major paediatric subspecialties active in research (for example nephrology, neurology, gastroenterology and dietetics). Ongoing studies employ a broad range of approaches including clinical experimental, database and qualitative studies.

Course fact file

Type of Course: Doctoral research

Study Options: Full time, part time

Duration: PhD – 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time; MSc by Research – 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time; MD – 2 years minimum part-time

Start date: Research degrees may start at any time of the year, though for most this will be September each year

Contact

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Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences Graduate School: Professor John Gordon

If you complete our contact form we will respond to your enquiry within two business days.

Alternatively, you can contact us on +44 (0)121 414 5005 or by email: mds-phd@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

Details

Current research covers a wide portfolio of basic, translational and clinical research focusing on endocrinology, and neonatal medicine, with all the major paediatric subspecialties active in research (for example nephrology, neurology, gastroenterology and dietetics).

Ongoing studies employ a broad range of approaches including clinical experimental, database and qualitative studies. Opportunities in the subspecialty have been enhanced by the recent development of our satellite Wellcome Trust Paediatric Clinical Research Facility on the Birmingham Children’s Hospital site.

Fees and funding

Standard fees  apply, although in some projects a bench fee is also payable 
Learn more about fees and funding

Scholarships and studentships
A number of studentships are available each year, funded by major sponsors including the British Heart Foundation (BHF), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wellcome Trust, as well as national and local charities. UK/EU students should contact the School directly for further information. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

For general scholarship enquiries email sfo@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Entry requirements

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International students
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries – learn more about international entry requirements

Standard English language requirements apply

How to apply

When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages

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Contact

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Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences Graduate School: Professor John Gordon

If you complete our contact form we will respond to your enquiry within two business days.

Alternatively, you can contact us on +44 (0)121 414 5005 or by email: mds-phd@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

Research interests of staff

Before submitting an application to the University, you will need to identify potential supervisors in your desired field of research in order that you can indicate this in your application. There will be a delay in processing your application if this information is not provided. To do this, you can browse the “research interests” tab on the course finder pages which identifies research leads by subject area.

Alternatively you can:

  • Search for an advertised postgraduate research opportunity via our Doctoral Researchers search engine
  • Browse the school websites. Most schools provide a list of research active staff and their research interests on their website
  • Genetics of diabetes and rare forms of diabetes; clinical studies in childhood diabetes; paediatric endocrinology and diabetes; genetics of inherited diabetes syndrome.
    Contact: Professor Tim Barrett
  • Neonatal medicine.
    Contact: Dr Andrew Ewer
  • Genetics and molecular pathogenesis of different forms of congenital adrenal hyperplasia
    Contact: Dr Nils Krone
     

Contact

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Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences Graduate School: Professor John Gordon

If you complete our contact form we will respond to your enquiry within two business days.

Alternatively, you can contact us on +44 (0)121 414 5005 or by email: mds-phd@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

Employability

Following graduation, Postgraduate Researchers in the College MDS gain employment in a variety of areas though with a majority continuing in research, mostly in Academia but also in the Health,  Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology sectors.  Others pursue careers in Education, Publishing, Intellectual Property Protection, Technology Innovation, Business, and more besides.

Find out more about where our postgraduate students go

Contact

Read FAQs for this programme

Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences Graduate School: Professor John Gordon

If you complete our contact form we will respond to your enquiry within two business days.

Alternatively, you can contact us on +44 (0)121 414 5005 or by email: mds-phd@contacts.bham.ac.uk