Research course


Birmingham City University · Faculty of Health

Entry requirements

To undertake a PhD you will usually need to have an MA, MSc or MPhil degree that has given you the specialist knowledge of the major academic literature, theories and frameworks and awareness of current practice to enable you to challenge conventional wisdom in your proposed field of study.

You also need to have experience of research methods and design.

Months of entry


Course content

The Doctor of Philosophy or PhD is recognised worldwide and is often an essential requirement for those wishing to follow an academic or research career in health or social care.

Key Facts:

  • A PhD programme includes allocation to a bespoke supervisory team to advise and guide each student through all aspects of their study. In addition, each student has access to a wide range of learning opportunities within the Graduate School and the University as a whole.
  • Our research degrees are not taught courses. Each student's research degree programme is personalised to match their interests to the research priorities, staff expertise and research facilities available.
  • You will have access to dedicated research facilities and will be encouraged to publish in collaboration with your supervisors and to take part in research conferences.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
48-84 months
full time
36-48 months
part time
48-84 months

Course contact details

Pre-entry Enquiries