(MPhil also available)
|Full time: 3–4 years
Part time: 6–8 years
|February and October
||January to April
PhD (MPhil also available)
Full time: 3–4 years
Part time: 6–8 years
February and October
January to April
Emerging life science technologies and innovations have the potential to revolutionise healthcare and improve human welfare in developing countries. A key barrier to entry for these emerging technologies is understanding the complexity of the innovation process – not only the factors influencing product development, but also issues of access, procurement and capacity within the health system. Our research in the Development and Policy Practice Group (DPP), embedded in multi-disciplinary and novel social science approaches, seeks to shed some light on how appropriate innovations and capacities can emerge and spread, become embedded in and influence health systems, but overall how they can be measured and evaluated in light of the envisaged affordable and equitable access to high-quality health care.
Minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent). If you are not a UK citizen, you may need to prove your knowledge of English.
Potential research projects
- Health product development partnerships and beyond
- Procurement as a policy tool for local innovation
- Inclusive industrial innovation for local LMIC health strengthening
- Global health governance and regulations
- Technological capability development in healthcare industries based in developing countries
Current/recent research projects
We have had a number of externally and internally funded research projects, including:
- Pharmaceutical sector standards in developing countries
- Medical device industries in emerging economies
- Innovative spending in Global health
- Bio economy, pharmaceuticals and the global economy.
Fees and funding
|Full time: £4,712 per year
||Full time: £11,958 per year
|Part time: £2,356 per year
||Part time: £5,979 per year
Some of our research students are funded via The Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership; others are self-funded.
For detailed information about fees and funding, visit Fees and studentships.
To see current funded studentship vacancies across all research areas, see Current studentships.