Research course

Health in Social Science

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Health in Social Science
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject area. English language requirements may also apply.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

A PhD in Health in Social Science offers a focus on innovative and cross-disciplinary health and social care research.

Our staff embrace a range of academic disciplines, including sociology, geography, social anthropology, social policy and healthcare studies.

From these perspectives we examine the overlapping concerns of research, policy and practice in health and social care. Broad themes in our research portfolio include ageing, dementia, intellectual disabilities, disability, care, critical care, pain, emotion, and service improvement within health and social care.

We welcome projects utilising a range of research designs and have special interests in qualitative and collaborative research and innovative methods. We are keen to encourage research around the interface between social and cultural aspects of health, and the policy and practice contexts of healthcare delivery.

Information for international students

Please visit our website for further information.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
health@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 3969