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PhD Applied Health Studies

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Full time | Plymouth University | 3 years | 01-APR-23

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Health Studies Nursing Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Study for an ResM or PhD degree with the School of Nursing and Midwifery and join a supportive community of healthcare professionals working to ensure our research breakthroughs lead to direct benefits for patients and communities.

This full time or part time doctoral programme is suitable for people who have a particular research question or topic in mind, and wish to explore this through independent study in order to produce an original contribution to the subject. If you aspire to a research career this is the most appropriate research degree to undertake.

You will be guided by a small supervisory team of academic experts under the direction of a Director of Studies.

You will be expected to fully engage with skills development and training and to present your research in a range of scholarly contexts.

Your PhD will be assessed via submission of either a written thesis (up to 80,000 words), or one that combines critical writing with artistic, creative and/or professional practice, and a viva voce (an oral examination).

For Home/EU applicants the deadline is 2.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. There are three possible start dates per year, 1 October, 1 January and 1 April.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

All applicants must meet the entry criteria for a Faculty of Health research degree which are: you'll usually need a 2:1 degree from a UK University or equivalent. an academic IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with no less than 5.5 in each component test area) or equivalent if you are a non-UK applicants.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more