What will I learn?

The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. It also complements other strengths in Liverpool, including the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the Wolfson Centre for Personalised Medicine, the Medicines for Children Research Network, and the Wellcome Trust Tropical Centre with its associated PhD programme. Our focus on Critical Care encompasses conditions such as Sepsis and Trauma. These are the leading causes of death globally and remain unmet health challenges for the NHS, especially in the emergency room and intensive care settings.

Critical care research involves an understanding of the complex mechanisms that follow on from acute cell damage and injury. This may be caused by infection, trauma or ischaemia and infarction from thromboses. The dynamics involve an interplay between the inciting event and the host response, which is initially adaptive in order to protect the host. However, when this response becomes excessive and unregulated, it can lead to deleterious effects with potentially lethal consequences. These events link the processes of coagulation, inflammation and innate immunity to varying degrees and at varying time points.

The University of Liverpool has excellent research facilities within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. These are available with excellent technical support to external users from industry and other academic institutions. As a postgraduate researcher at Liverpool you will become part of the Liverpool Doctoral College. The LDC supports all postgraduate researchers across the University to thrive in their doctoral programme with our dedicated team of esteemed supervisors, professional services staff and student peers ensuring our students succeed in their studies.

A doctoral degree is awarded to students that have demonstrated the ability to conceptualise, design, and implement a substantial research project that results in new knowledge, applications, or understanding in their field of study. During your research, you can expect to draw on direct clinical and observational experience to produce an original thesis of 80,000-100,000 words. You'll be part of a research group which matches your research interests. Research groups offer opportunities for cross-disciplinary research collaboration, as well as support and expertise for your research.

Which department am I in?

Institute of Infection and Global Health

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Students will need to pay £22,000 (Lab based programmes) and £16,700 (Non Lab based programmes).

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

December 2019

Venue

University of Liverpool

The Foundation Building,

765 Brownlow Hill,

Liverpool,

L69 7ZX, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students need to have IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

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About this uni

The university’s international community includes more than 8,000 students from over 130 countries.

  • Liverpool is an inexpensive city to live in
  • Named the fourth friendliest city in the world
  • Many scholarships and awards for international students
  • GBP 800 million invested in campus and academic facilities