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Structured PhD in Healthcare Sciences

The Research Centre for Healthcare and Communities (CHC) offers remote learning via a structured PhD in Healthcare Sciences, leading to a Doctor of Philosophy awarded by Coventry University. This programme is ideal for educators, academics, clinical and care leaders, and researchers who want the flexibility of distance learning while developing cutting-edge healthcare research skills.

The CHC is dedicated to service-focused research that aligns with the priorities of the World Health Organization, UN Sustainable Development Goals, and relevant professional bodies. Our aim is to improve patient, service user and staff outcomes by bridging the gap between research, practice, and education.

What to expect

  • Personalised Learning: We tailor a flexible programme around your individual needs and the demands of your professional life.
  • Outstanding Support: Benefit from our experienced supervisory teams to guide your research journey.
  • Powerful Network: Collaborate with peers, professionals, and academics in the field, building a strong foundation for your research.
  • Comprehensive Skill Development: Become an effective researcher and communicator through workshops, conferences, and collaborative projects.

Benefits Beyond the PhD

This programme seeks to advance your research and career. Graduates are well-positioned for leadership roles in various sectors, including academia, research, and health and care, empowered by the advanced skills and expertise gained during their doctoral studies.

Main Areas of Supervision

  • Perinatal health
  • Inequalities
  • Leadership
  • Workforce
  • Mental health
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Life course epidemiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Public Health
  • Behavioural Sciences

Entry Requirements

For details on entry requirements and the formal application process and forms, please see Making an Application.


The Centre offers a range of fully funded opportunities each year for those who are considering a PhD or a Masters by Research (MRes) and would like to work on a project which has already been designed.

Self-financing students with their own PhD or MRes proposals can choose from our team of academics with expertise in their fields, to form their supervisory team.

You may also be interested in our PhD by Publication.

We also welcome applications from suitably-qualified candidates with their own funding.

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