24 months
20400 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The University of Liverpool’s School of Medicine is one of the largest medical education providers in the UK. We train and develop doctors throughout their careers, enabling them to use the latest advances to provide exceptional care to their patients. The Medical Education programme is offered at the University of Liverpool.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Situated within one of the UK’s larger Schools of Medicine, undertaking a PhD in Medical Education at Liverpool gives PhD candidates based here a unique opportunity to work alongside an engaged and committed cohort of Medical Students all of whom are encouraged to take an interest in the development of medical education, for the improvement of systems and processes for future generations of students. 

We deliver teaching and training for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as continuous professional development for medical practitioners.  Joining our department involves you in this vibrant medical education community.

We work collaboratively; across professions, institutions and departments.  Completing your studies with us means an opportunity to work with world-leading educators and clinical staff across a full range of disciplines.  In all these areas, our work is characterised by a focus on research excellence and by attention to the real world impact of our scholarship.

We have expertise in a range of methodological approaches, and are happy to hear from potential PhD candidates who are interested in undertaking either quantitative, qualitative or mixed-method approaches to their work. Our current PhD students are using a range of unique techniques, including longitudinal impact studies and narrative interviewing and analysis.


Research undertaken within the  Medical Education programme from University of Liverpool is usually desk-based, but you may be interested in working with one of our NHS sites. Please visit our undergraduate website pages for details of each of the different sites aligned to Liverpool.  We are also willing to consider co-facilitation with other, relevant departments (psychology, sociology, history etc) so please do not hesitate to contact us if you would be interested in such arrangements.

Programme Structure

We particularly welcome research proposals that match those of our researchers, including:

  • Professionalism
  • Curriculum Development

  • Technology Enhanced Learning

  • Professional Identity Development

  • Simulation-based training

  • Wellbeing and resilience

  • Interprofessional / inter-disciplinary working

  • Leadership and Management.

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are open all year round.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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.

  • You'll need a 2:1 or first class or equivalent first degree in a relevant discipline, such as medicine,  psychology or sociology. This breadth reflects our commitment to multidisciplinary approaches when investigating complex research questions.

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 lab based: £25,950


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

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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