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PhD (Faculty of Health Studies) Doctorate

PhD (Faculty of Health Studies) Doctorate

Different course options

Full time | University of Bradford | 3 years | JUN

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary


We invite applications from enthusiastic research students wishing to explore an aspect of practice related to our research clusters.

  • Living well with dementia
  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Management, quality and safety
  • End of life care
  • Health inequalities
  • Health technologies

Explore the areas above to find details of available projects, potential supervisors, and current students.

You are welcome to contact staff within the Faculty who work within your area of interest to discuss your research ideas before before submitting your application and research proposal.

We welcome applications for postgraduate research degrees all year round, and will consider alternative starting dates when the timing doesn't fit with our enrolment intake dates: October, February and June.

Learning and assessment

PhD students undertake a viva to assess that they are progressing sufficiently in their studies.

The student is usually required to produce a report and a detailed timetable for further work.

This takes place 12-18 months after initial registration.

Career prospects

One of the University of Bradford's goals is to equip all our students with the attributes and capabilities to be confident and capable in their life beyond university.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Course fees will be confirmed soon.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Course fees will be confirmed soon.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirements to apply for a PhD are: First or upper-second class Bachelor’s degree at an approved university or institution; A higher degree at an approved university or institution or in the case of Professional Doctorates as specified in individual course regulations; Exceptionally, candidates with lower than above but with experience and training as suitable preparation. The minimum requirements to apply for an MPhil are: Bachelor’s degree at an approved university or institution; Professional qualification approved by Research Degrees Committee and suitable general education and training; Exceptionally, candidates with less than above but able to give satisfactory evidence of having obtained adequate standard of knowledge may be accepted by the Research Degrees Committee.

University information

The University of Bradford is a progressive institution which aims to have a positive impact on society through embracing technology-oriented teaching methods and applied research. The university invests heavily in its facilities, and its city-centre campus is built with sustainability at the forefront of its design, such as using hemp-based building materials, edible gardens and even beehives on-site. Bradford has won several awards for its...more