Research course

Health and Social Care

University of Greenwich · School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: A first degree in a relevant subject, normally 2.1 or above. • A Master's degree is an additional advantage.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Health & Social Care welcomes enquiries and applications from those interested in full- or part-time study for MPhil or PhD degrees in health, nursing, social work and psychology or counselling.

The School focuses on applied social science, including sociology, social policy and psychology. We have a large and growing PhD programme. Students' progress is supported by a supervisory team and dedicated programme leader, and monitored by committees within the School and the university.

Students may wish to undertake a study which falls within the School's current portfolio of research, which includes: organisation and delivery of health and social care; primary care and public health; education and training of health and social care professionals; learning, development and well-being; sexual health; mental health and well-being; substance misuse; inter-personal violence; brain, action and movement; and counselling and development.

Applicants must identify an area of research that they wish to pursue and submit an outline proposal of approximately 1,500 words with their application form.


Recent research project topics include:

  • The subjective experience and effects of chronic life-threatening illness in childhood
  • The memory performance in younger and older adults during single-and-dual task conditions
  • The influence of family functioning on the development of aggressive behaviour in pre-school
  • Cultural rites and rituals associated with pregnancy and childbirth in different cultural groups in London
  • An investigation of the knowledge of safe drinking levels in the general population as well as their attitudes towards public health information and advice
  • Socio-historical perspectives of young fatherhood: exploration of social change on the Isle of Sheppey

In the first two terms applicants are required to take courses in qualitative and quantitative methods as well as critical appraisal of the literature, unless they have recently completed courses in these areas that are of a similar standard. Part-time students are expected to devote a minimum of 12 hours per week to their postgraduate work.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-48 months
full time
24 months


part time
48-60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 8331 9000
020 8331 8145