Postgraduate study

The school welcomes applications from graduates with good honours or Masters degrees in relevant disciplines for nomination for PhD/MD/MSc studentships.

Our research areas include: quantitative and qualitative health services research; aetiological, genetic lifecourse, clinical and nutritional epidemiology; effectiveness and acceptability of health services/care; health/illness/disability in older age.

We encourage applications for projects in statistics, economics, epidemiology, ethics, human genetics, bioinformatics, sociology, psychology applied to medical/clinical issues.

PhD/MD/MSc opportunities

Latest calls for applications

Further opportunities


We strongly encourage applicants to make contact with potential supervisors before they make an application. Please refer to the school staff list for contact details.

For further details of potential topics and supervisors please contact:

Postgraduate Administrator
School of Social and Community Medicine
University of Bristol
Canynge Hall
39 Whatley Road
Bristol BS8 2PS
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)117 928 7274


Research in the school is collaborative and multi-disciplinary, with staff coming from a wide range of academic disciplines and clinical specialties.