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.
Months of entry
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.
- Attend and present research through events organised by the Making Research Count network
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.
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Research Graduate School