Social and Policy Studies at Loughborough has long been recognised as an international centre of academic excellence and for our cutting-edge interdisciplinary work.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 PhD in Social Policy offers you a unique opportunity to undertake research in a variety of social contexts. You may be interested in the questions around the development and implementation of social...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
As a postgraduate research student in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, you will be immersed in a thriving academic community, receiving expert supervision, support and research training while...Read more
Social Policy is concerned with the causes of social problems and what local and national governments attempt to do about them. Areas of interest at the School of Social and Political Sciences include...Read more
Sociology and Social Policy has a thriving, expanding postgraduate research culture, with activities in three broad areas: Urban space, culture and regeneration:- The social, cultural and economic impact...Read more
Committed to teaching and research excellence, the School of Sociology and Social Policy is a dynamic centre for collaborative and interdisciplinary PhD study.
A PhD is the most advanced...Read more
The Department of Social Policy and Intervention offers a DPhil in Social Policy and welcomes students from across the world. Research students are an important part of the department’s community, and...Read more
Expertly designed, the PhD in Social Policy and Social Work is best suited to those who are interested in gaining specialist understanding of social policy and social work concerning violence, race and gender. ...Read more