Postgraduate research

Postgraduate research

Programme Overview

If you pursue postgraduate study with C-HLS, you will become a part of a multi-professional team of renowned academics, researchers and clinicians. You will benefit from access to a world-class, health and life sciences laboratory environment with industry standard research and teaching facilities.

Available opportunities include:

  • C-HLS offers the following postgraduate research opportunities:

    Traditional PhD

    We welcome applications from suitably qualified self-funded or sponsored PhD candidates that relate to our current research themes in global education and/or equity and attainment, and applications can be for part-time and full-time study. We offer students entry points in September, January and May.

    Industry funded studentships

    Students can benefit from the university's relationship with external organisations, including industry and the third sector through combined sponsorship.

    We develop research programmes in collaboration with partners with targeted outcomes that match models of funding with the needs of the business and the student.

    This partnership combines research expertise with real-life problem-solving to provide invaluable development for postgraduate talent.

    The specific topic areas of these studentships are changeable and are offered at specific
    points in the year when funding has been allocated. Studentship funding would usually
    include payment of tuition fees, an annual stipend and associated consumable costs for
    lab-based research projects.

    Cotutelle PhD programme

    Our joint PhDs with Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and Deakin University (Australia) offer students the opportunity to complete some of their studies in South Africa or Australia working with academics in related fields. On successful completion, students will receive a PhD award from both universities.


    The Masters by Research Programme is a one year full time course and offers an ideal stepping stone from undergraduate study before transferring to or applying for a Doctoral programme. The research project would need to align to our research interests. As a Postgraduate Researcher, you will be engaged with research with academic support from your supervisory team.

  • For details on the formal application process and forms, please see Making an Application on the university website.

  • The Centre offers a range of fully funded opportunities each year, as well as some non-funded project ideals for those who are considering a PhD and would like to work on an already designed projects.

    Self-financing students with their own PhD proposals can choose from our team of academics, early career researchers and honorary research fellows with expertise in their fields, to form their supervisory team.

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