Work and Train in IAHR

We tackle global health challenges; prevent disease and improve healthcare using research and methodological innovations. 

Find out more about our opportunities below.

The staff at the Institute of Applied Health Research make a significant contribution to undergraduate and graduate medical education in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham and have a commitment to widening participation.

The In2science programme went really well last year with good feedback received from staff and students.  In2science used the IAHR programme as a case study.   

For the last 3 years the health informatics team (now Centre for Health Data Science) has hosted someone on the HDR UK Black Internship programme, a collaborative programme across multiple partner organisations including UoB and University Hospitals Birmingham, to provide health data research internship opportunities for Black health data scientists, an under-represented group within this field.

The Institute also has an extensive teaching and learning programme aimed at building research capacity in our four defined themes and providing skills for people already working in the health sector. These include post-graduate taught courses, research degrees and short courses. Master courses in Public Heath, Health Economics, Clinical Trials and Respiratory Medicine are offered, enabling graduates to become leaders in their respective fields. 

The Institute of Applied Health Research is passionate about delivering world leading education as well as outstanding research. We offer a variety of postgraduate education opportunities including research and taught programmes suitable for a wide range of people working in health and other occupations. Our undergraduate programmes include teaching on MBChB in Medicine, MBChB in Medicine and Surgery. In addition, IAHR staff contributes to UG teaching for the wider university.

Undergraduate courses

To find out more about our undergraduate courses, please visit the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Intercalated Undergraduate Study

The intercalated Population Sciences and Humanities intercalated BMedSc degree programme is administered by IAHR and comprises of several individual streams. IAHR is responsible for:

  • Global Health
  • Public Health and Population Sciences
  • Health Management and Leadership
  • History of Medicine

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Taught Master’s degree programmes in IAHR

Postgraduate research programmes

Our Applied Health Research PhD/MSc by Research programme in the Institute of Applied Health Research will give you the skills needed to contribute to research that tackles global health challenges by preventing illnesses and improving healthcare through community and hospital-based research and methodological innovations. This programme will give you the quality research training you need to enable you to conduct independent investigative research in a range of research areas in Applied Health including:

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Research Fellowships

We welcome new researchers to the University of Birmingham and support our existing researchers to launch their independent careers by applying for Fellowship funding. For example, the UKRI’s flagship fellowship known as Future Leaders Fellows or similar opportunities from other major funders such as the Medical Research Council (MRC), National Institute of Health and Social Research (NIHR), Wellcome, Cancer Research UK (CRUK), British Heart Foundation (BHF) and European Research Council (ERC). 

Research Fellowships in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences


The In2science programme went really well last year when IAHR hosted 12 students, receiving positive feedback from both staff and students, In2science using the IAHR programme as a case study. 

The programme for this year will run between the 14th and 18th of August and has been adjusted based on the feedback we had last year. We have introduced more one to one sessions with the mentors rather than talks and will be hosting 9 students.

For further information on next year's programme please email Ray Oppong.

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