In order to be considered, applicants will be required to have the following qualifications:
- A recognised professional qualification which allows you to practise in one of the professions for which an award is specified: nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, physiotherapy, or radiography; or
- A health and social care profession which is recognised for registration with one of the health and social care professions councils in the UK [e.g. the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC); Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC); the General Medical Council (GMC); the General Optical Council (GOC)] and
- A Masters degree in a relevant discipline and at least three full years full-time experience (or equivalent) in a relevant professional area or
- A first or upper second class Honours degree in a relevant discipline and evidence of ability to produce work at masters level and at least four years of full-time experience (or equivalent) in a relevant professional area
- Applicants are required to have some previous knowledge of research methods, such as a research methods module, completed as part of previous degree.
Months of entry
- Doctorate in Health and Social Care
- Doctorate in Nursing
- Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
- Doctorate in Optometry
- Doctorate in Physiotherapy
- Doctorate in Radiography
- Doctorate in Allied Health Professions
Information for international students
Applicants must have sufficient command of the English language to complete satisfactorily the taught component, and to prepare and defend a thesis in English. For those whose first language is not English, should produce evidence of competency in the English language equivalent to level 8 of the International Language Testing System (IELTS) with no element below 7.5.
Fees and funding
Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
The research thesis component of the programme, in Years three-five, may be generic (Health and Social Care) or profession specific and leads to one of the following awards: Doctorate in Health and Social Care Doctorate in Nursing Doctorate in Occupational Therapy Doctorate in Optometry Doctorate in Physiotherapy Doctorate in Radiography Doctorate in Allied Health Professions
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- +44 (0) 20 7815 6100