Research course

Allied Health Studies

Institution
University of Worcester · Institute of Health and Society
Qualifications
MPhil/PhD

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Entry requirements

For MPhil

First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or an approved equivalent award

or

Research or professional experience which has resulted in appropriate evidence of achievement.

For PhD

Postgraduate Masters Degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed programme of study

or

First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline

or

Research or professional experience at postgraduate level which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of achievement.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

The University of Worcester welcomes applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Allied Health Studies.

Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded. As a research student you will join a vibrant student community in our Research School and become part of our dynamic research environment. The School of Allied Health and Community has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme.

Our staff cover a broad range of Allied Health Disciplines including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Nutritional Therapy, Paramedics, Physicians Associates, Social Work, Mental Health Health and Social Care. There are three research centres within the School that have specific interest in supporting research programmes in 1) Mental Health and mood disorders, 2) Dementia Studies and 3) Wellbeing and Activity.

Key features

  • Available as a full-time or part-time degree. Part time students follow the same structure as full time students but complete the PhD over a maximum period of six years.
  • An excellent range of resources available to support your learning and your research project, including Ability House, McClelland Wellbeing Centre, Simulation Suites.
  • Excellent partnerships with local Trusts, Health Services and Social Care Services.
  • Ability to apply to our Research Student Support Scheme for some funding for this purpose (LINK).
  • Students are allocated a pathway appropriate to their research experience and background, with different modules available on each pathway.

Supervision areas

The School of Allied Health and Community has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme. Our staff cover a broad range of Allied Health Disciplines including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Nutritional Therapy, Paramedics, Physicians Associates, Social Work, Mental Health Health and Social Care. There are three research centres within the School that have specific interest in supporting research programmes in 1) Mental Health and mood disorders, 2) Dementia Studies and 3) Wellbeing and Activity.

Resources

Access to the University of Worcester’s virtual resources and its state-of-the-art library facilities. The Allied Health Studies team at Worcester have an excellent range of resources available to support your learning and your research project, including Ability House, which includes state-of-the-art assistive technology equipment, McClelland Wellbeing Centre, Simulation Suites and excellent partnerships with local Trusts, Health Services and Social Care Services.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    70 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Research School
Email
research@worc.ac.uk
Phone
01905 542182