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Full time | Colchester Campus | 3 years | 06-OCT-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

06-OCT-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Social Work

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Our MPhil 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 older people or the support provided to refugees but whatever your specific research interests we are likely to have a supervisor with the experience to support you in this process. You will be offered opportunities to access our master’s level research methods modules to provide a sound foundation of specific research knowledge and skills. In addition, you will have access to the University’s Proficio research training scheme which allows you to choose training programmes that meet the requirements of your own research topics and methodologies.

This PhD is offered on a 2 year full-time or 4-year part-time basis. Some people choose to do an MPhil before applying to undertake a PhD to develop their research skills and knowledge and to demonstrate their self-discipline and time management skills to potential supervisors or funders.

Your future

Our Graduates have gone on to take up posts in both clinical and management positions in Trusts, hospitals, and care organisations as well as in local and county councils.

Modules

You undertake a dissertation of 40,000 words on a subject relevant to your specialist area of practice. Dissertation workshops are held throughout the academic year which will help you to select a topic for your dissertation and provide guidance on writing up your research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

5,630

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

17,050

Entry requirements

You will need a Masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline such as a health science or a social science. Alternatively you will need to evidence advanced research skills developed through an alternative route. A well developed research proposal is also essential.

University information

The University of Essex is a hub of innovation and stereotype-breaking success. It offers students a fantastic academic experience, and a fresh way of thinking about some of the key challenges faced by society today. The university delivers an impressive selection of postgraduate courses at a number of levels, including master’s programmes, doctoral degrees, research positions and short courses for continued professional development. The...more

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