Research course

Health Social Care and Education

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

Entry requirements

MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.

PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Make a substantial and original contribution to knowledge in the fields of health, education or social care. Work as part of our research community in an inspiring, multidisciplinary setting.

Our faculty’s research encompasses researchers and research students from many health, social care and education backgrounds and who therefore represent a range of academic interests. Research in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is located in our two Schools of Nursing & Midwifery and of Education & Social Care.

Our research and associated doctoral studies reflects our successful submissions to the Research Excellence Framework (2013) evaluation which is conducted nationally every few years. It relates to a number of specialist themes.

Health-related research: Workforce, patient/carer experience, stress, ageing, dementia, pain, falls, and childhood obesity.

Social care research: Marginalised communities (adult and young people), models of care, and community engagement.

Education research: Pedagogical research, special educational needs, early childhood.

We invite applications towards study for MPhil or PhD on topics within these broad areas. Established, world-leading academics support the programmes. The sheer breadth of activity here creates an inspiring environment, as well as the opportunity to share ideas with professionals from many sectors.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-36 months
part time
24-48 months


part time
36-72 months
full time
24-60 months

Course contact details

0845 271 3333