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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work

Course type

Research

Course Summary

In this course, you will have the opportunity to be supervised by leading researchers in your field and take advantage of our rich Researcher Development Programme which will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to complete your research degree but also enhance the skills you will need in any future career.

The School of Allied Health and Community has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme. Areas of expertise and interest include; Living Well with Dementia, Supporting Choice and Control at Home and in Supported Housing, Excellence in Person-Centred Care in Care Homes, Dementia-Friendly Hospital Care, Environments to Enhance Wellbeing for People Living with Dementia.

The Association for Dementia Studies is a multi-professional university research centre with many years of experience in the field of person-centred dementia care and support. We make a cutting edge contribution to developing evidence-based practical ways of working with people living with dementia, their families, friends and carers that enable them to live well. We draw on and contribute to the international evidence base for person-centred dementia care. Using this evidence, we deliver education programmes that empower people to provide skilled, competent and compassionate care. Our work influences policy change at a local, national and international level and changes practice on the front line.

Our research informs practice and policy for people living with dementia, their families, and the professionals who support them. We work in partnership with organisations across the public, private and third sectors.

All research students must engage with the Researcher Development Programme (RDP), a core curriculum of training and development which provides them with the general and subject-specific knowledge,

skills and behaviours to support them in the completion of their research degree. At the beginning of an MPhil/PhD degree, you will be allocated to one of two pathways depending on your experience and

knowledge as a researcher. This will determine which elements of the programme are core and which are optional.At the beginning of the programme you will be required to complete a Training Needs Analysis

(TNA) in conjunction with your Director of Studies. This identifies the training that you will need to undertake, in addition to the mandatory elements of RDP, in order to complete the programme and to become

an effective researcher. This TNA is revisited at the beginning of each subsequent academic year. All students are offered a wide range of optional training workshops throughout the programme focused around

the following themes: Developing and Managing Your Research; Dissemination, Impact, Engagement; Completing Your Research Degree; Research Methodology Master classes; Data Analysis; Research

Funding; Wellbeing and Personal Effectiveness; Careers and Employability; Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

Different course options

Full time | University of Worcester | 3 years | JAN

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

JAN

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,327

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need Postgraduate Masters Degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed programme of study; or First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline; or Research or professional experience at postgraduate level which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of achievement.