School of Health in Social Science

PhD Health in Social Science

Doctoral research students are a new and crucial part of the Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences research community and we welcome applications from potential students in our fields of research interest.

Start date

Recommended start dates are September and January. 

You should submit your application at least two months before the proposed start date.

Length of study Three years full-time, six years part-time
Programme director Dr Marion Smith

Have a question about the course?

  Apply now: use the University's online submission system (EUCLID) to apply for this programme.

Why study this programme?

Doctoral study provides the opportunity to carry out a substantial piece of research guided by expert supervisors.

Supervision and Research Training

Each student is supported by two supervisors who are able to provide expert guidance to help you develop your thesis.

Programme Structure

The PhD programme runs over three years full-time and six years part-time. Some leeway is allowed for writing up, and maximum periods of study are 4 years full-time and 7 years part-time.

Entry Requirements

Please ensure you have read the entry requirements for this programme and are confident of meeting the criteria before applying online.

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PhD by Distance

Scholarships and Student Funding Information