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Postgraduate research

A research degree from Hull York Medical School can help you take your next step into a new or advanced career, or progress into research. Here, you’ll become part of our vibrant community of experts in their fields – creative and critical thinkers who will help you gain the knowledge and skills to make a real difference to people’s lives.

Funded PhDs

University of Hull funded PhDs for 2023

Committed to improving the health of the region and beyond, the University of Hull is investing in PhD scholarships for 2023 entry to investigate some of this century’s most urgent challenges.

We are pleased to offer nine of these funded PhDs within Hull York Medical School, across three clusters:

  • Addressing Health Inequalities in Advanced Illness
  • Diabetes and its Comorbidities: A Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Theragnostics for the Management and Treatment of Disease

Designed to attract the best talent and deliver great research that has impact, these scholarships are open to high-calibre students who will work on specific projects, all with critical importance.

The University are running a series of webinars to hear more from your supervisors about the research projects.

The closing date for applications 10 February 2023.

More information about the funded PhDs

Staff in the Experimental Medicine and Biomedicine research group

Be at the forefront of world leading research

As a postgraduate research student with us, you will be welcomed into our thriving research community that is making a real impact in healthcare locally, nationally and internationally.

Our research is addressing some of the most important questions in healthcare today, in areas including cancer research, infection control, mental health, diabetes and end of life care.

Our programmes attract students from all over the world, from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds, who are guided under the expert supervision of our researchers – many of whom are internationally recognised for their research and are practicing clinicians.

As a student with us, you will also be able to take advantage of the Postgraduate Researcher Development Scheme opportunities at both our partner universities Hull and York, as well as the facilities, resources and support.


Dr Marjan Van Der Woude

Director of Postgraduate Research Studies

Hull York Medical School researchers across Hull and York work across a range of disciplines and subjects. As a postgraduate research student, you will join one of our established research groups or centres, where you will become a member of our research community and have the opportunity to interact with and learn from our world-leading researchers. Whatever your interests and ambitions, we will provide a stimulating and supportive research environment experience, enabling you to develop research and transferable skills as you engage with your research project.

Contact us

If you have any questions about undertaking or applying for a research degree, please email: