Research course

Health Sciences and Social Work

Institution
University of Portsmouth · School of Health Sciences and Social Work
Qualifications
MD

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All applicants are subject to interview.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

The School of Health Sciences and Social Work (SHSSW) is committed to delivering research to the highest ethical standards in order to improve knowledge and services for the health of the community. A wide range of research interests exist amongst staff within the School and we support a number of postgraduate researchers carrying out PhD, Professional Doctorate, MPhil, MD and MRes awards.

Our postgraduate researchers have access to seminars and tutorials in epidemiology and statistical methods, database management, qualitative research, and development and assessment of quality of life measures.

Research within the field of Health Sciences and Social work may also be closely linked to: Biomedical Science and Pharmacy, Psychology, and Geography.

RESEARCH CENTRES

INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR SCIENCE (IBBS)

The Institute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Science (IBBS) serves as a focus for multidisciplinary research in the biomedical sciences, including both fundamental studies and applied research in the molecular biosciences. Molecular biology is supported by a dedicated molecular modelling centre, a 600 MHz NMR facility, and apparatus for DNA profiling and array analysis, while mass spectrometer and gas chromatography/mass spectrometers are available for detailed sample analyses.

RESEARCH GROUPS:

ALLERGIC AND RESPIRATORY DISORDER RESEARCH GROUP

The Allergic and respiratory disorder research group is focused on improving the quality of life for those with allergies. We research into how these conditions develop, improving diagnosis, effectiveness of management strategies, and the impact on quality of life.

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE ENVIRONMENTS

In Health and social care environments, in line with the World Health Organisation, we are interested in improving health from the perspective of the physical, mental and social wellbeing of individuals.

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE OF THE OLDER PERSON

The Health and social care of the older person research group conducts and supports collaborative research in all areas of older person well being.

GLOBAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE UNIT

At the Global health and social care unit we undertake high impact policy relevant research on international health as well as theoretical research underpinning health inequalities and health outcomes.

Qualification and course duration

MD

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Phone
023 9284 2994