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
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.
Social and Policy Studies...Read more
The Doctorate in Social Work at the University of East London is a five-year part-time modular course specifically aimed at senior professionals working in all fields of education. ...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:
Ageing and Dementia Studies Professional Doctorate
This course aims to provide students with a rigorous framework for the development and synthesis of empirical, professional and organisational knowledge linked to ageing and dementia as the basis for...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 Department of Social & Policy Sciences includes academics from social policy, sociology, social work and international development. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme comprises a more significant...Read more
Doctor of Professional Practice Community Social Care Policy and Practice DProf
This course has embraced a totally unique method of doctoral study, as it is the first within the United Kingdom to deliver totally online doctoral study in the fields of community development and social...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
The Doctor of Social Work is designed for social workers and for those wanting to undertake a professional doctorate in the field of Social Work and Social Care. Its purpose is to enable those working...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
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
We run a well-established Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) in Communication Disorders. This multidisciplinary DTC focuses on a wide range of aspects related to the diagnosis and...Read more
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
Professional Doctorate in Policy Research and Practice DPRP
This pioneering doctorate will enhance professional capability and critical reflection on the theories, methods and practices of policymaking. This course enables experienced professionals working in...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