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Health and Social Care Research PhD

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Caring Skills Health Studies Social Research

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is designed to support you in the challenges of doctoral study and research. The teaching and supervisory teams draw on a vast range of practical and academic experience in health and social care/ psychology research and doctoral supervision. In the first two terms you will be required to take courses in qualitative and quantitative methods. This is in addition to critical appraisal of the literature, unless you have recently completed courses in these areas that are of a similar standard.

We have a large and growing PhD programme at the University of Greenwich. You will be supported by a supervisory team and dedicated programme leader and your progress will be monitored by university committees. Students are assessed through their research thesis. Graduates from this programme can pursue careers in teaching in further and higher education, as well as research and other opportunities in both public and private sectors.

Different course options

Full time | Greenwich Maritime Campus | 4 years | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date


Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students should have a first degree in a relevant subject, normally 2.1 or above. A Master's degree is an additional advantage. In addition candidates must identify an area of research that they wish to pursue and submit an outline proposal of approximately 1,500 words with their application form.

Department profile

Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences With over 100 years history of delivering education the Faculty is proud of its long-established reputation for providing high quality education and training. We aim to transform the lives of students from a wide range of backgrounds by providing an education that enables them to become creative and confident contributors to society and as a faculty we ensure that our students graduate with the...more

University information

The University of Greenwich has three campuses situated in south-east London and Kent. It offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes, along with a number of research degrees. The university has nine Times Higher Education Awards, four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education and two Guardian University Awards for Research Impact. Among the teaching staff, there are award winning National Teaching Fellows, while alumni...more

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