Research course

Health and Welfare Studies

Institution
Staffordshire University · Health and Social Care
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

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Entry requirements

To be considered for a PhD programme, students must typically have both undergraduate and Masters degree qualifications.

Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

The School of Health and Social Care provides opportunities for research to MPhil and PhD level or MPhil with transfer to PhD. The route to your degree will give you a unique intellectual challenge and an opportunity to work on a project in-depth under expert supervision, exploring your topic and producing a thesis from your research in preparing for your viva in which you will defend your thesis.

MPhil involves development of research skills and an extension of existing knowledge (up to 40,000 words)

PhD requires in-depth investigation of a topic and an original contribution to existing knowledge (up to 80,000 words)

As part of your research development you may also complete a short course (the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods) that builds up your knowledge and skills concerning the nature and practicalities of academic research.

Fees and funding

Postgraduate fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries Team
Email
enquiries@staffs.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1782 294 400