College of Human and Health Sciences
Many applicants take up these programmes with the hope of pursuing research-focused or academic careers in the health sciences, or for development and recognition of their skills in their chosen professional career.
Part-time study: Part-time students may study for 2 years minimum and 5 years maximum candidature.
With an active community of over 70 students currently working on part-time or full-time research degrees, excellent facilities to support research students and the Institute for Health Research’s (IHR) strong commitment to interdisciplinary research, students benefit from a high quality research environment.
Students will also benefit from:
Who should take this programme? Current students span a variety of health and social care disciplines including nursing, midwifery, health economics, biosciences, health and social policy, social care practice, the voluntary and charity sectors, academia and health care management.
Those applying for the PhD should have a research topic in mind that complements the activities of the IHR.
Applicants to the PhD should possess a master’s degree or a good honours degree in a related subject to the chosen specialty which is being applied for (normally at least 2:1).
Scholarships and bursaries information can be found in our scholarship section
Please see the School's section for further information on the IHR.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded by the University in recognition of the completion of a course of supervised research and study. The degree is assessed by the submission of a thesis normally not exceeding 100,000 words and viva voce examination.
Information regarding dates and times for Enrolment can be found on the Student Records webpages.
Applications should be made through UCAS.
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MPhil and PhD