Research course

Health

Institution
University of Gloucestershire · Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care
Qualifications
PhDMA by research

Entry requirements

  • MA by Research: you will need at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area
  • PhD: you will need a Masters degree or equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic
  • We normally consider applications from candidates from different backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement

Months of entry

September

Course content

A research degree will open the door to work in full-time research, healthcare practice and administration and, if you’re a practitioner, to a greater understanding of your professional practice. With more than 15 academic staff in Health, we can supervise across a broad range of topics. There are particular strengths in quality of life, whole person assessment, the role of spirituality in recovery and the illness journey, and palliative care. You could also pursue cross-disciplinary projects that link to management, education and social care.

We provide a stimulating and supportive environment with extensive professional and academic expertise in healthcare environments ranging from primary care to public policy. For some candidates the Centre for the Study of Faith, Science and Values in Healthcare may provide a particular focus. The centre is concerned with a whole person approach to healthcare. It seeks to establish a scientific and values-based paradigm for the integration of body, mind and spirit in the promotion of health and well-being, as well as the healing of illness and the prevention of dysfunction.

Applied research has been carried out for a variety of organisations including Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Hospice, Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, Skills for Care, and the Greenwich Primary Care Trust. Some current topics include: investigating the clinical benefits from closer links in a three-way therapeutic relationship between carers, service users and clinicians; evaluating the implementation of the Sherborne Developmental Movement Programme with children with severe autistic spectrum disorders; and considering the effects of obesity and well-being on women's fertility.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
30-48 months

MA by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries Team
Email
enquiries@glos.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1242 714157