Research course

Doctor of Philosophy - Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2:1 or higher and a relevant Master's degree.

Some supervisors may ask you for additional entry requirements such as relevant work experience, evidence of written work, or previous study of a particular subject.

Entry requirements may vary so it is important to discuss your application in principle before submitting a formal application.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

In the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences we conduct research in areas such as midwifery, nursing, leadership and dementia, as well as humanisation, nutrition and social work.

We collaborate with colleagues from other faculties to draw on their expertise when needed and we work closely with BU's research institutes and centres, such as the Dementia Institute, the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health and the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work, among others.

You can join our research community within the faculty when you choose to study your PhD at BU.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
4-7 years months
full time
3-5 years months

Course contact details

Future Students Enquiry Team
01202 961916