Research course


University of Gloucestershire · Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

• MRes: 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 • EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent

Months of entry


Course content

With a wide range of staff specialities in health, the team is able to supervise across a broad range of topics. Particular strengths lie in quality of life, whole person assessment, the role of spirituality in recovery and the illness journey and palliative care. We offer effective supervision for cross-disciplinary projects linking to management, education and social care.

The university provides a stimulating and supportive environment with a blend of extensive professional expertise in healthcare contexts ranging from primary care to public policy.

As a research degree candidate, you are supported by a supervisory team with expertise in your subject or research approach. A research degree will open the door to work in full-time research, work in healthcare practice and administration and, if you are a practitioner, to a greater understanding of your professional practice.

Qualification and course duration


full time
30-48 months

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0)1242 714157