Research course

Health, Wellbeing and Social Care

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

An upper second class Honours degree (or equivalent) relevant to the proposed research.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Research training is a strong feature of our Social Sciences PhD Programme. Postgraduate researchers usually complete an MSc in Social Science Research Methods (or equivalent) prior to registration for their PhD. For DTC/ESRC funded students this is mandatory.

Applications are especially welcome in the areas of the School's research specialisms. The following is an indicative list of areas of current research activity:

  • Child welfare and child health
  • Community care
  • Direct practice, including counselling and therapy
  • Policy, organisation and governance in social welfare services
  • Governance in public welfare services
  • Quality of life and sustainable health
  • Knowledge and power in health and human services
  • Determinants of health and health inequalities
  • Health behaviour and behaviour change
  • Public health ethics
  • Methodological innovation in the development and evaluation of complex interventions
  • Deprivation, social capital and health
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Social organisation of healthcare and the division of healthcare work

Details of current research opportunities, including staff profiles and entry requirements, can be found on our website.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 or equivalent required.

Qualification and course duration


part time
possible months
full time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
possible months

Course contact details

Vicky Parkin
+44 (0)29 2087 0855
+44 (0)29 2087 4175