How to apply
The application window for the DPhil in Primary Health Care (F/T & P/T) for admission in October 2021 is now open. The main funding deadline for applications is Friday 8th January 2021.
To apply for a place on the DPhil in Primary Health Care you will need to submit an application using the online application form.
All applicants are required to submit a research proposal with their application; the research proposal should normally be around two pages in length.
We recommend that applicants choose to apply to work with a specific supervisor after reading their supervisor profile. You are strongly advised to contact your prospective supervisor(s) in advance of application to discuss potential projects or directions for research you may be able to take. This is to ensure that there is a good fit between the student and the team and is considered an integral part of the admissions process. Please be aware that some supervisors receive a large number of enquiries from prospective students, so please allow time for a response and keep your message brief and to the point. Supervisor contact details can be found by clicking on their profile pages found on the team section of our website. Please note that any conversations with potential supervisors are not part of the selection process.
The research proposal should cover areas such as:
- The background to your proposed research
- The aims
- Your planned methodology
- Your expected results
- The project’s contribution to the field of learning.
The research proposal should be written in English and it will be assessed for:
- The coherence of the proposal
- The originality of the project
- Evidence of motivation for and understanding of the proposed area of study
- The ability to present a reasoned case in English
- The feasibility of successfully completing the project in the time available (maximum four years).
It is normal for your ideas subsequently to change in some ways as you investigate the evidence and develop your project. You should nevertheless make the best effort you can to demonstrate the extent of your research question, sources and method at this moment.
Course-specific information on the supporting materials required and how your application will be assessed can be found on the University’s DPhil in Primary Health Care page. You can find full details on the application process in the University’s application guide.