Social Work PhD
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- Degree awarded
- Typically 36 months FT, 72 months PT
- Entry requirements
For the PhD, either:
- An honours degree (minimum 2:1) degree, or the overseas equivalent in a relevant subject, OR
- An MPhil/MRes degree from a recognised institution
- Satisfactory work at postgraduate level (which must include some research training) undertaken for the equivalent of at least one year full time
- How to apply
The deadline for complete applications for September 2014 entry: 27 June 2014. Early application is advisable.
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Social Work is part of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. The School was placed top of the table for nursing and midwifery research in the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise making this the ideal place to study for a Postgraduate research award.
The postgraduate research programme provides students with transferable skills in research and serves as the foundation for a career as an investigator and scholar. It also gives students the opportunity to work with internationally renowned scholars engaged in innovative research that will make a difference in people's lives and in health and social care.
If students want the best research training, the natural choice would be to come to a school and university renowned for their research.
Research is an integral component of social work at the University. Research activity underpins the scope and quality of teaching and is central to the contribution that we make to the development of practice and practice learning.
Social Work staff are active in a range of research areas, see Social work for further information
For more details on research within the School, see: our research
The PhD programme of study consists of:
- Supervision by two members of staff
- Research training and support
- Taught course units
- Independent study
High-quality supervision is an integral part of the programme, and students are typically allocated two supervisors with appropriate expertise from among the academic staff. Students are also assigned an advisor for further support.
The supervisory team will assist the PhD applicant throughout the study ensuring academic objectives are met and suitable training is provided in core skills fundamental to the research.
Transferable skills training is provided by a dedicated Graduate Training Programme offered by the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences which provides training in research methodology, critical writing skills, intellectual property, research ethics etc.
For more details, see: Open days
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:
- PhD (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,480
International students (per annum): £14,000
- PhD (part-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £2,240
International students (per annum): £7,000
Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.
- Academic department
- School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
- +44 (0)161 306 0270
Academic department overview
See: About the School.