Research degrees

Our research is driven by important clinical questions and solving future health challenges. Our areas of research strength include: diabetes, cardiovascular risk and ageing; neuroscience and mental health (especially in cognitive health and dementia); environment and human health; health perceptions and health-related behaviour change as well as health services research, including public health.

We offer a wide range of academic and clinical expertise ranging from the molecular and genetic to experts in applied healthcare and methodological areas of research. As a research student you will join a thriving research community and benefit from dedicated and knowledgeable supervision and access to outstanding facilities

We can offer a wide range of supervision across our core research areas and are also involved with interdisciplinary research with other Colleges at Exeter. Our research is organised within two Institutes:

Student experience

Find out what our current PhD students are researching and hear from some of them about why they love their PhD.