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Social Work and Social Care PhD

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Full time | Oxstalls Campus | 4 years | FEB-23

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Full time


4 years

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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Caring Skills Social Work

Course type


Course Summary

With a wide range of staff expertise in nursing, allied health professions, social work and social care, the team is able to supervise research across a range of subject areas, and tailored to your discipline. We provide a broad research environment for candidates from a range of health and care settings.

We offer supervision for cross-disciplinary projects linking to management, public health, health promotion, education and social care. Our particular strengths lie in workforce development, health and wellbeing, mental health, intervention design and evaluation, and public health.

You’ll be supported by our researchers, who have active leadership roles across the health and care communities in the county. Their involvement in the community means our students, join a group of engaged researchers involved in pushing forward both new knowledge and professional practice.

To support the development of your research skills, you’re required to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods and you’ll be encouraged and supported to publish in both academic and professional outlets.

The university offers a range of research training events and you’re encouraged to attend national and international academic conferences. To support the development of your research skills, you’re required to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods and we’ll support you to publish your research in both academic and professional outlets.

Research areas

  • Workforce development
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Professional development
  • Mental health nursing
  • Physical activity promotion in health care and community settings
  • Intervention pathways and effectiveness for patient care
  • Public health
  • Intervention design and evaluation

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Entry requirements

PhD: a master’s degree or equivalent in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic. We actively encourage applications from students from a range of diverse backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement.

University information

The University of Gloucestershire is a progressive and research-driven institution with three campuses in the west of England, offering a wide range of options for postgraduate study. The university has built a reputation for teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction. It is home to a community of around 1,000 postgraduate students who form a creative and supportive community of learners. Gloucestershire is an outward looking...more

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