Find out more about our Warwick Medical School PhD.
Warwick Medical School offers PhDs on a wide range of health-related topics, including health sciences, medical sciences, clinical education, medicine and more. Studying at Warwick you will gain the confidence and skills to maximise your talents for your future career.
You will find yourself integrated into the Medical School’s exciting and often ground breaking research. You will have the opportunity to help improve patient outcomes, change care pathways and improve service organisations. Change lives, make a difference.
- Medical Sciences: P-A34P
- Health Sciences: P-B91P
- Clinical education: P-B91F
- Medicine: P-A31P
- Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research: P-B92K
- Nursing: P-B718
- Healthcare: P-B717
- Health and Social Studies: P-L4PC
Teaching and Learning
You will register for an MPhil/PhD and then go through a formal upgrading process at nine months (15 months for part-time students). You will then be registered for a PhD. Final assessment will be by submission of a thesis followed by a viva examination.
General entry requirements
2:1 undergraduate degree or Merit in Master’s degree.
English language requirements
You can find out more about our English language requirementsLink opens in a new window. This course requires the following:
- Band A
- IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.
- Band B
- Overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 and minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.
(The above depending on the course title).
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.
For more information, please visit the international entry requirements pageLink opens in a new window.
Two academic references
- Health Sciences
- Medical Sciences
- Clinical Education
- Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research
- Health and Social Studies
Full details of our research interests are listed on the Warwick Medical School website. Read more about our research strategy, research centres and research programmes.
Find a supervisor
Find your supervisor using the link below and discuss with them the area you'd like to research.
Explore our Warwick Medical School List of Approved Supervisors to where you will be able to search by research interests.
You should initially approach a suitable Academic Advisor (supervisor) from this list to discuss their work and to see if they would be willing to provide guidance on the presentation of the proposed Thesis for submission.
You can also see our general University guidance about finding a supervisor.
Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.
Fee Status Guidance
The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.
If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.
Additional course costs
Please contact your academic department for information about department specific costs, which should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:
- Core text books
- Printer credits
- Dissertation binding
- Robe hire for your degree ceremony
Scholarships and bursaries
Warwick Medical School
Established in 2000, Warwick Medical School (WMS) forms part of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine at the University of Warwick. Alongside a range of educational opportunities, WMS has a reputation for research excellence, investigating solutions to significant global health challenges.
Our Graduate Entry Undergraduate course
Our Postgraduate Taught courses
- Advanced Clinical Practice (Critical Care) (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)
- Advanced Clinical Practice (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)
- Diabetes (PGDip/PGCert)
- Health Research (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)
- Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (MSc)
- Medical Education (MMedEd/PG Dip/PGCert)
- Pre-Hospital Critical Care (PGCert)
- Public Health (MPH/PGDip/PGCert)
Our Postgraduate Online courses
- Clinical Research - iheed (PGCert/PGDip/MSc)
- Diabetes Care - iheed (PGDip/MSc)
- Healthcare Leadership - iheed (/PGCert/PGDip/MSc)
- Medical Education for Health Professionals - iheed (/PGCert/PGDip/MSc)
- Public Health - iheed (MPH)
Our Postgraduate Research courses
How to apply
The application process for courses that start in September and October 2024 will open on 2 October 2023.
For research courses that start in September and October 2024 the application deadline for students who require a visa to study in the UK is 2 August 2024. This should allow sufficient time to complete the admissions process and to obtain a visa to study in the UK.
Throughout the year we attend exhibitions and fairs online and in-person around the UK. These events give you the chance to explore our range of postgraduate courses, and find out what it’s like studying at Warwick. You’ll also be able to speak directly with our student recruitment team, who will be able to help answer your questions.
Join a live chat with our staff and students, who are here to answer your questions and help you learn more about postgraduate life at Warwick. You can join our general drop-in sessions or talk to your prospective department and student services.
A Warwick talk and tour lasts around two hours and consists of an overview presentation from one of our Recruitment Officers covering the key features, facilities and activities that make Warwick a leading institution. The talk is followed by a campus tour which is the perfect way to view campus, with a current student guiding you around the key areas on campus.