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Health and Social Care Research, MPhil/PhD

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Caring Skills Health Studies Social Research

Course type


Course Summary

Study a research degree (MPhil/PhD) in health and social care if you’re looking to deepen your knowledge and are passionate about research that can change policies and lives.

Our research degree in health and social care has a strong focus on sociology, social policy health and wellbeing studies. With support from our supervisory team of experts, you will learn to apply both qualitative and quantitative research methods and work towards a substantial piece of research. Our specialist areas include primary care and public health, healthcare delivery, education and training of social care professionals, sexual health, mental health, substance abuse, ageing and chronic diseases.

With a research degree, you will be able to pursue careers in further and higher education, or research opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Applications are welcome from health, nursing, social work, psychology and counselling backgrounds to study on a full-time or part-time basis.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

MPhil and PhD graduates in Health and Social Care will be able to pursue careers in teaching in further and higher education, as well as research and other opportunities in both public and private sectors.

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The Employability and Careers Service provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles. It includes CV clinics, mock interviews and career skills workshops.

Different course options

Full time | Avery Hill Campus | 3 years | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The fee for 2019/20 is: £4,195 per year. There might be slight increase in fee 2020/21.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants 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

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