Research course

Health Science

University of Worcester · Institute of Health and Society

Entry requirements

MPhil - First or Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline, or have appropriate research or professional experience which has resulted in appropriate evidence of achievement. PhD A 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 the applicant has appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of achievement. An applicant holding qualifications other than those specified above shall be considered on his or her merits. Evidence of ability and background knowledge must be provided in relation to the proposed topic and research degree. Any applicants whose first language is not English or who have not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English must reach a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 7 in writing (or equivalent in an approved test in English) or otherwise demonstrate that they have an adequate command of both written and spoken English before starting a programme.

MPhil, MPhil/PhD, PhD

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Department welcomes applications for research degrees in the area of health science. For more information about our staff expertise and research interests please see below.

Department specialisms

Dementia studies; clinical psychology; ageing; Nursing and spirituality; sociology and philosophy of nursing; roles and professional issues in nursing; Early labour; antenatal education and postnatal support; student midwives’ motivation for entering midwifery

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
70 months
full time
48 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Graduate Research School
01905 855214