Postgraduate Research Opportunities in the Faculty of Science

Information for prospective students

Postgraduate research progammes include the MRes (Masters in Research), Professional Doctorates, MPhil and PhD programmes, Higher Doctorates and the PhD by Published Work.

Research Areas within the Faculty of Science:

  • Astrophysics
  • Natural Sciences and Psychology
  • Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences
  • Sports and Exercise Sciences

Students requiring information on postgraduate taught courses such as Postgraduate Diplomas and Masters Degree should click on the following link:
Postgraduate Taught Programmes.

How to Apply

Students wishing to apply for a postgraduate research degree should complete the University's Online Postgraduate Research Application Form. Before completing the form applicants should read the associated guidance notes.  The outline research proposal should contain a summary of the broad research context in why your research will be placed, the specific aims of the programme, the methodology you propose to adopt, intended analyses and an indication of the anticipated contributions of the outcomes.  Two references are also required to support your application.

International students wishing to study for a postgraduate research degree at Liverpool John Moores University should also contact the University's International Office for further information

Any general queries and completed postgraduate research application forms should be sent to the Information Officer:
Mrs Sarah Lightfoot,
Rm 1.40 James Parsons Building,
Faculty of Science,
Liverpool John Moores University
Byrom Street,
L3 3AF

Further information for postgraduate students is published by the Research and Graduate School Office on the following web site:

Current Postgraduate Research Opportunities in Science
Informal enquiries can be made to the Postgraduate Research Admissions and Progression Tutor for the relevant research area as follows:

Astrophysics Research Institute

Postgraduate Research Admissions and Progression Tutor: Prof. Maurizio Salaris:

The work of the Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI) supports a comprehensive programme in both observational and theoretical research, and telescope instrumentation.  Research interests of the ARI cover time-domain astrophysics, galaxy formation and evolution, galaxy clusters, gamma-ray bursts and studies in star formation.

The Institute offers higher degree programmes at PhD level, funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

Find out more at:

School of Natural Sciences and Psychology

Postgraduate Research Admissions and Progression Tutor: Prof. Francis McGlone:

The School of Natural Sciences and Psychology actively pursues and produced quality research across a broad front.  Areas of research on the Natural Sciences side include  environmental change and evolution, environmental pollution and remediation, environmental biology and biodiversity and on the Psychology side areas such as human factors, cognition, developmental psychology, health psychology, consciousness and transpersonal psychology, and substance abuse.  The Research groups involved have a strong tradition of highly rated published research and an excellent history of successful research degree supervision.

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School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Postgraduate Research Admissions and Progression Tutor: Dr Gillian Hutcheon:

The School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences actively pursues research across a broad front including Pharmacy Practice, Drug Delivery and Materials Science, QSAR Molecular Modelling, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics and Forensic Sciences, Microbiology, Toxicology, Computer Assisted Teaching and Assessment in Pharmacy and Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry.

Find out more here.

School of Sport & Exercise Sciences

Postgraduate Research Admissions and Progression Tutor: Dr Mark Hollands:

Further information on the research opportunities in the world-renowned School of Sport & Exercise Sciences can be found by clicking the link below.

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