Research course

Organisational Health and Well Being

Institution
Lancaster University · Health Research
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements are normally an upper second class honours degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) or a good UK Master's or equivalent in an appropriate subject, and relevant work experience. Degrees should also include a research methods module and a dissertation.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

Additional Requirements

As part of your application you will also need to provide:

  • A personal statement (500 words) explaining your reasons for applying to the course and what you hope to achieve;
  • A brief research proposal (500 words) identifying the area(s)/topic you hope to research, why it is important and the research methods you might use.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Increasingly, health and well-being in the workplace are being globally recognised as key drivers of socio-economic development. Employee health and well-being is important to organisations in terms of increased commitment and job satisfaction, staff retention, reduced absenteeism and improved productivity and performance.

The PhD in Organisational Health and Well-Being is an innovative and international first, developing knowledge and understanding of the psychological, social and organisational dynamics in the relationship between work and health. Delivered by our Division of Health Research, which boasts expertise in mental and workplace health, the degree is your chance to work with world-leading academics on the production of a thesis that makes an original contribution to knowledge development within your area of professional practice.

Combining innovative distance learning and an annual academy held at the University, this part-time, flexible doctorate runs over a minimum of four to seven years. The programme begins with a compulsory five-day induction academy at the University. Each of the subsequent academic years start with a compulsory three-day academy, while the rest of the course is delivered via e-learning. Attendance at the annual academies is compulsory until you are confirmed on the PhD.

Throughout your studies, we will support you as you enhance your leadership skills and effectiveness, and develop advanced skills in research design, practice and dissemination. You’ll foster critical approaches to the review of evidence and improve your written and oral presentation skills.

Information for international students

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

Fees and funding

Learn more at our fees and funding page

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 592032