24 months
20400 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Women’s and Children’s Health is internationally renowned for research covering obstetrics, gynaecology, neonatology, and medical and surgical paediatrics. The Child Health programme is offered at the University of Liverpool.

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Based in a vibrant new state-of-the-art Institute in the Park at Alder Hey, Child Health research in Liverpool is predominantly focussed and led by young senior clinical academics with established teams and considerable income streams.

Our main research facilities are integrated with two of the largest specialist Women’s and Children’s hospitals in Europe, the Centre for Women’s Health research within the Liverpool Women’s Hospital and Institute in the Park within the Alder Hey Hospital.

The Child Health programme from University of Liverpool is internationally renowned for its research and has specialist groups covering obstetrics, gynaecology, neonatology and medical and surgical paediatrics.


The Child Health Research Team is based at the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, a new £280M facility opened in 2015 with a catchment area of 7.5 million and more than 275,000 episodes of care per annum including 65,000 children seen in the A&E department.

A new, state-of-the-art bespoke ‘Alder Hey Institute in the Park’ brings together the strengths of the University and NHS in Research, Innovation and Education (Phase I, £12.5M opened 2015, with the £13M Phase II extension opening in 2018) with outstanding laboratory facilities.

The recently renewed £2M funding to support the NIHR Alder Hey Clinical Research Facility (CRF) for Experimental Medicine serves as a hub for conducting experimental medicine/ early phase/ late phase clinical trials/ studies in neonates and children to ensure that Liverpool is a key UK and European player for drug development in paediatrics.

Programme Structure

Our research themes in Child Health are:

  • Research synthesis and clinical trials
  • Biology of the developing lung
  • Paediatric Rheumatology
  • Developing better medicines for children
  • Paediatric infections
  • Paediatric renal inflammation and injury
  • Improving child health globally
  • Stem cell therapy for Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Cell biology of childhood malignancies.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications are welcomed from well qualified graduates who would typically hold a UK first degree or equivalent in the first or 2:1 class, or a 2:2 class degree plus a Masters degree, in a relevant subject.
  • Applicants for postgraduate research study at Liverpool are normally expected to hold a UK first degree with a First Class or Upper Second Class degree classification, or a Second Class degree plus a Master’s degree. Equivalent international qualifications are also accepted, and their equivalence will be evaluated on the basis of the information provided by the National Academic Recognition and Information Centre (NARIC) as well as internal guidance based on our experience of a qualification’s suitability as a preparation for our programmes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • EU/International students lab based £25,950 
  • Part-time:

    • National- £2,298
    • EU/International- £12,975 (lab based) £10,200 (non Lab based) 

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

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