Social Work 4yr PhD Overview
Year of entry: 2017
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- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy
- 48 months F/T
- Entry requirements
- An honours degree (minimum Upper Second (2:1)) or the overseas equivalent in a relevant subject
- OR a very good MSc/MPhil/MRes degree from a recognised institution
- OR satisfactory work at postgraduate level (which must include some research training) undertaken for the equivalent of at least one year full-time.
The four-year programme is strongly recommended for anyone who:
- has not studied in the UK before;
- has not completed specific research methods training at master's level and received 'very good' grades;
- has not completed a research dissertation at master's level and received 'very good' grades;
- has not scored at least 6.5 in all areas of the IELTS (or equivalent) if English is not their first language.
- Contact email
- Contact telephone
- +44 (0)161 275 5608
- How to apply
On the online application form select PhD Social Work (4yr) and indicate in your supporting documents if you are interested in undertaking the programme via the Distance Learning route.
You can also contact the Doctoral Academy Admissions team for more information.
The deadlines for complete applications for September 2017 entry are:
- Friday 16 June 2017 for international applicants
- Monday 21 July 2017 for home applicants
Early application is advisable.
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We particularly welcome students from all health and social care disciplines who have an interest in exploring related subject areas.
4-year PhD (full time and full time distance learning options only)
This is a four year PhD programme for students who:
- have not previously studied research methods
- have studied research methods but not in the UK
- have limited English language skills
- have not completed a master's degree.
In this programme, the first year is a foundation year designed to prepare you for the following three years of the PhD programme.
This will include completing taught research methods units from our MClin Res in Clinical Research , developing a detailed research proposal with your supervision team and English language tuition (if English is not your first language).
We also offer a standard three year PhD programme (as well as MPhil ) for students who do not need to do the foundation year.
Other training and development
All of our postgraduate research students attend the Doctoral Academy Training Programme delivered by the Centre for Academic and Researcher Development (CARD).
The programme provides key transferable skills in areas such as commercial awareness, academic writing and public engagement. This training equips our postgraduates with the tools to progress beyond their research degree into influential positions within academia, industry and consultancy.
The emphasis is on enhancing skills critical to developing early-stage researchers and professionals, whether they relate to effective communication, disseminating research findings and project management skills.
See the training and development page for more information.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:
- PhD (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,800
International students (per annum): £17,000
- PhD (full-time distance learning)
UK/EU students: £4,800
International students: £17,000
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