Research course

Research Degrees in the Institute for Applied Social Research

Institution
University of Bedfordshire · Department of Applied Social Studies
Qualifications
MA by researchMSc by researchMPhilPhD

Entry requirements

You will have a minimum of a first or upper second class Honours degree from a university or other institution with degree-awarding powers in the United Kingdom, or equivalent in a relevant field. You will also need to demonstrate high levels of potential and motivation for research. You should be able to demonstrate familiarity with the research process and with the area of study through dissertation work and/or work experience. International applications will need to meet the requirements of the UKVI and University of Bedfordshire policy. You are advised to check that you meet the English language requirements at: unibeds.info/research-reqs

Months of entry

October

Course content

About the course

The Institute focuses on Applied Research in social contexts and offers opportunities to study for research based degrees alongside nationally and internationally recognised experts and within specialised research groups.

Key features

  • Attend and present research through events organised by the Making Research Count network

Career opportunities

A research degree can enhance a range of careers in practice, policy, research or academia.

The University welcomes research degree applications in the following areas:

  • Social work/social care (children or older people, policy, law or practice)
  • Domestic violence, substance use (social issues)
  • Poverty, disadvantage, welfare policy
  • Exploitation and trafficking, asylum and migration, human rights and participation
  • Youth work, youth justice and criminology
  • Psychology: health work or occupational health; forensic; developmental; clinical, counselling and coaching; cognitive; cross-cultural or social; neuropsychology

Fees and funding

For details on the financial support on offer at the University of Bedfordshire please visit our website: www.beds.ac.uk/pgfunding.

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

full time
Variable months
part time
Variable months

MSc by research

full time
Variable months
part time
Variable months

MPhil

full time
Variable months
part time
Variable months

PhD

full time
Variable months
part time
Variable months

Course contact details

Name
Research Graduate School
Email
research@beds.ac.uk