PhD Opportunities

The Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences (HELS) is based at our City South Campus. The Faculty has a strong focus on the training of health and education professionals with a rapidly growing life sciences portfolio.

Students in the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

The Faculty is making major investments in growing the quality and volume of research across its three constituent Schools (The Schools of Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and Nursing and Midwifery) through investments in academic staff and researchers, doctoral students and new labs and equipment.

This work is led by three centres of research excellence: the Centre for Studies in Practice and Culture in Education (CSPACE); the Centre for Social Care, Health and Related Research (CSCHaRR); and the Centre for Life and Sport Sciences (CLaSS). We are pleased to invite applications for three funded PhD opportunities to support this work.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We particularly welcome applicants from groups currently under-represented in our research community including LGBT+ applicants, applicants from Black Asian and minority ethnic communities and disabled applicants.

Birmingham City University is Stonewall Diversity Champion and holds an Athena Swan Bronze award. The School of Nursing and Midwifery has recently been awarded a department level Athena Swan Bronze award.

At Birmingham City University we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. All staff are expected to understand and enact the University’s commitment to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in our employment practice and in all that we do. This commitment is enshrined in our Core Values and is detailed in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Employment Policy.

The University values and celebrates the diversity of our staff and students; we welcome people from the many different backgrounds and life experiences that reflect the students and the citizens we serve.

We do not discriminate against applicants and actively encourage unique contributions and difference in respect of age, ability, disability, sex, gender or gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender status.

Further information regarding any research projects or studentships currently open for applications will be listed in the section below.

Education and Social Work PhD Studentships