Research degrees

On average each academic year there are well over a 100 Postgraduate Research (PGR) students at LSTM from over 30 different countries.

We supervise students in the following general research areas:

Vector Biology
Public Health
Sexual & Reproductive Health


Maternal & Newborn Health
Clinical Tropical Medicine
Humanitarian Research



PhD studies are undertaken over a period of between two and four years (full-time) or four and seven years (part-time).
MPhil studies take between one and two years (full-time), or two and four years (part-time).
MD studies take a minimum of two years (part-time). 

There are opportunities for both laboratory and field-based research, depending on the disciplinary area selected.

All PGR students studying for a higher degree by research at LSTM must either complete a training programme, or gain exemption from all or part of it, before they can submit their thesis. Students at LSTM follow the University of Liverpool PGR Development Programme


Come and visit our next Postgraduate Open Day on Thursday, 17 May 2018 form 1-4pm to discuss Research Degrees with our academic and research staff.  Please register here - 

Research degrees