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PhD Applied Health Studies

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Full time | Plymouth University | 4 years | 01-JAN-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

01-JAN-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Health Studies Nursing Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014) results confirmed our position as a dynamic research institution and one leading the charge for modern universities in the UK. The results reveal the international quality of our research right across the spectrum of health; transforming lives and underpinning the quality of our research-informed approach to teaching and learning. A university-wide success story, our results are a testament to the talent that permeates every area of expertise at the University of Plymouth.

There are lots of opportunities for research in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. We research sustainability, use of new genetic knowledge and technologies, the ageing population, use of internet and mobile technologies, changes in clinical education, contemporary nursing, and how knowledge is translated into practice and policy. Our interdisciplinary approach takes account of how services will evolve over the next few years.

This full time or part time doctoral programme is suitable for people who have a particular research question or topic in mind, and wish to explore this through independent study in order to produce an original contribution to the subject. If you aspire to a research career this is the most appropriate research degree to undertake. You will be guided by a small supervisory team of academic experts under the direction of a Director of Studies. Even if you already have a masters degree, you will normally be registered as a ‘MPhil/PhD’ candidate and may apply to transfer to ‘PhD’ status around 10–22 months after registration, based on your progress to date.

You will be expected to fully engage with skills development and training and to present your research in a range of scholarly contexts. Your PhD will be assessed via submission of either a written thesis (up to 80,000 words), or one that combines critical writing with artistic, creative and/or professional practice, and a viva voce (an oral examination). Overseas applicants must submit their application 4.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. For Home/EU applicants the deadline is 2.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. There are three possible start dates per year, 1 October, 1 January and 1 April.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£4,473

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£17,170

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

All applicants must meet the entry criteria for a Faculty of Health research degree which are: you'll usually need a 2:1 degree from a UK University or equivalent.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more