You’ll be a social scientist committed to ways of working, through multidisciplinary research, that build knowledge and capacities in the communities around us and have a positive impact on human wellbeing. ...Read more
Social and Policy Studies at Loughborough has long been recognised as an international centre of academic excellence and for our cutting-edge interdisciplinary work.
Our Social and Policy Studies department...Read more
Based at Dumfries Campus, our staff are experts in health and social policy, with a special focus on the social, economic and cultural regeneration of rural areas.
Areas of specialism include:
You can study an MPhil for one year or a PhD in social work or social policy over the course of three years.
You can study in any of our available research areas:
The School of Social Sciences provides a stimulating and supportive environment for postgraduate training. The emphasis is on small groups, close working relationships between students and supervisors,...Read more
PhD Postgraduate Research in Social Work and Social Care
Why choose this course?
We offer supervision for PhD research in a range of areas relating to Social Work and Social Care. The team has experience of full time, part time, mature professionals and overseas students. ...Read more
The main aims of the programme are: the creation and interpretation of new knowledge through original research or other advanced scholarship, or of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront...Read more
Would you like to make an independent and transforming contribution to your chosen field? Are you highly motivated and able to study independently? From previous research or professional experience, do...Read more
The research degree involve appropriate postgraduate research training modules, which are agreed with the supervisor and the Institute Research Student Coordinator, and which are assessed. ...Read more
Developing and evaluating effective evidence-based mental health services to support people at some of the most challenging times of their lives depends on high-quality research. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Our research strength is identifying the causes of mental disorders and suicide to develop clinical trials of novel complex interventions.
Mental disorders are the leading global cause of disability...Read more
Exploring the decision-making processes within health services in the UK and abroad, our research work supports policy changes that improve outcomes both for patients and healthcare practitioners
What human beings need and how societies meet those needs is at the heart of social policy. Our research addresses key contemporary social issues from national and international perspectives,...Read more
Our research generates vital new knowledge about developments that have an impact both on the social care workforce and on service provision, addressing social outcomes such as quality...Read more
Our early years are critical in forming the behaviours that will influence our lifelong health and well-being. Rapid social and technological changes mean we now have to think differently...Read more
The current research topics include: Community Participation in New Deal for Communities Programmes; Participation, Power, Authority and Empowerment: Case Studies from West London; Parental Participation...Read more
Our PhD in Social Work offers you a unique opportunity to undertake research in a variety of social and health contexts. You may be interested in the experiences of looked after children, the care of...Read more
A PhD is the highest academic award for which a student can be registered. This programme allows you to explore and pursue a research project built around a substantial piece of work, which has to show...Read more
About our programmes
With its diverse range of environments, experiences and social conditions, the city of Hull and its surrounds make it an area rich with opportunities for research in social work. ...Read more