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
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- +44 (0) 20 7815 6100