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Entry requirements

Applications for research degrees are assessed on the following criteria:

  • that the proposed research seems likely to satisfy the academic requirements of a research degree
  • that the proposed research is feasible in practical terms
  • that you seem likely to be able to cope with the academic demands of a research degree
  • that the Faculty is able to provide the appropriate supervisory expertise and resources
  • PhD applicants will normally be expected to hold a Master's degree in a relevant area

Months of entry

February, September

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.

  • 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, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    48-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Pre-entry Enquiries