Research course

Social Work and Social Care

University of Sussex · School of Education and Social Work

Entry requirements

You should normally have a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree.

Your qualification should be in Social Research Methods or in a relevant subject area which includes significant research methods training. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

From theory and practice in wellbeing to the challenges of social work practice in safeguarding, mental health, adoption and reflective practice to the exploration of extraordinary childhoods, digital childhoods and emotional lives – you’ll work with experts in their fields in a vibrant interdisciplinary research community.


We host three research centres:

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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