Research course

Health and Applied Social Sciences

De Montfort University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

A Candidate shall normally: possess a UK honours degree with at least 2nd class honours, or an academic or professional qualification which the Higher Degrees Committee deems to be equivalent; demonstrate competence in the use of English language to the satisfaction of the Higher Degrees Committee.

Months of entry


Course content

Expertise in most aspects of social work, youth work and community development. The Centre for Social Action works from user-centred perspective. The Centre for Social Care Studies, the Youth Affairs Unit, Parenting Studies Unit, Black Studies Unit, and Unit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell are also located within the Faculty.

Department specialisms

Health Policy; Ethnicity and Health; Social Work; Youth Work; Community Development; Informal Education; Youth Affairs; Crime, Offending and Probation Studies; User Perceptions of Public Services; Managing Children's Behaviour.

Information for international students

The Faculty has strong international perspectives and is actively collaborating with institutions world-wide.

Fees and funding

Departmental bursaries, self-funded.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 -72 months
full time
24 - 36 months


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

Course contact details

Prof Dave Ward/Prof Hazel Kemshall
0116 257 7797
0116 257 7708