Research course

Health Sciences

Institution
University of Surrey · Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a good honours degree (upper second) in an appropriate discipline, but prior experience in research or health and social care may be acceptable. Enthusiasm for, and commitment to, independent study is essential, as is a good command of the English language. Please contact the Faculty Graduate School to discuss your experience and qualifications.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

As a PhD student at Surrey, you’ll receive individual tuition in your specialist field, as well as tailored research training.

Close links with practice are encouraged, and many research projects include collaborative work. There are regular research seminars and student-led discussions on methodology and other research issues. We actively encourage collaborations between medical researchers from other disciplines, clinicians and NHS colleagues.

At the heart of our PhD programmes are the regular meetings that you will have with your supervisors. In the first year, you will – with the guidance and support of your supervisors – lay the foundations of your research by refining your research proposal, engaging with the literature and planning the structure of your work, based on an agreed timetable. Your supervisors will guide you on how to present at conferences and the process of getting published.

Department specialisms

Healthcare Workforce; Nursing and Midwifery Education; Health Ergonomics and Patient Safety; Public and Environmental Health; Nursing Ethics. Current research also addresses the research specialisms of: Rehabilitation; Health of Prison Populations; Clinical Practice; Patient Safety; Promotion of Non-violence in the Workplace.

Information for international students

IELTS minimum overall: 7.0, IELTS minimum by component: 6.5

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,050
International students
£16,600

Employer, self-funded, or research funding from an independent body.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
45-96 months
full time
33-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
fhms_gradschool@surrey.ac.uk
Phone
01483 689 740