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PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy
Health Care Assistant Skills Semi-Medical / Physical / Psycho / Therapies Health Studies
We welcome 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.
Where could it take you?
All research students must engage with the Researcher Development Programme (RDP), a core curriculum of training and development which provides them with the general and subject-specific knowledge, skills and behaviours to support them in the completion of their research degree.
At the beginning of an MPhil/PhD degree, you will be allocated to one of two pathways depending on your experience and knowledge as a researcher. This will determine which elements of the programme are core and which are optional.
At the beginning of the programme you will be required to complete a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) in conjunction with your Director of Studies. This identifies the training that you will need to undertake, in addition to the mandatory elements of RDP, in order to complete the programme and to become an effective researcher.
This TNA is revisited at the beginning of each subsequent academic year. All students are offered a wide range of optional training workshops throughout the programme focused around the following themes:
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
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.