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Health and Welfare Studies PhD

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Health Studies Sociology Of Welfare Social / Family / Community Work

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Course outline

The Faculty of Health Sciences provides opportunities for research to MPhil and PhD level or MPhil with transfer to PhD. The route to your degree will give you a unique intellectual challenge and an opportunity to work on a project in-depth under expert supervision, exploring your topic and producing a thesis from your research in preparing for your viva in which you will defend your thesis.

  • MPhil involves development of research skills and an extension of existing knowledge (up to 40,000 words)
  • PhD requires in-depth investigation of a topic and an original contribution to existing knowledge (up to 80,000 words)

As part of your research development you may also complete a short course (the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods) that builds up your knowledge and skills concerning the nature and practicalities of academic research.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

SEP-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Full-time research degree fees for Home/EU students are set in accordance with Research England guidance (2019/20: £4,327). A pro-rata fee is charged to part-time students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

To be considered for a PhD programme, students must typically have both undergraduate and Masters degree qualifications.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University has decades of experience providing first-rate postgraduate education across a broad range of disciplines. The award-winning institution offers courses designed in collaboration with learning industry experts in a bid to provide solutions to the challenges of tomorrow. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare...more

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