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The team here in the Faculty of Health and Social care welcome applications from highly motivated, professional individuals who wish to purse a research degree either, MPhil or PhD in a chosen subject which will make a significant contribution to advancing knowledge.

Start dates: MPhil/ PhD programmes usually commence in October, February and May where students are invited to attend both a University and a Faculty induction/ orientation.

Research Areas

In particular, applications are welcomed which align with the Faculty’s five research themes:

  • Mental Health and Learning Disability
  • Pedagogy
  • Ageing
  • Public Health
  • Social Care and Social Work

The Department 

As a postgraduate student you are supported by a high quality supervisory team who are committed to facilitating a robust and diverse research culture. Here you will be challenged to explore new ideas and new ways of thinking as you develop and implement a robust research project, which should enhance your professional career development as well as contribute to new knowledge in our chosen field.

Additionally, you will be supported by the wider university and Faculty postgraduate research culture where you will be exposed to a number of other learning opportunities including; a variety of research seminars, conference attendance, and presentation and in house training.

Entry Months

These Research Degrees usually commence annually in October, February and May.


For further information, please contact one of our postgraduate tutors: