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PhD - Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Part-Time

In the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences we conduct research in areas such as midwifery, nursing, leadership and dementia, as well as humanisation, nutrition and social work.

We collaborate with colleagues from other faculties to draw on their expertise when needed and we work closely with BU's research institutes and centres, such as the Dementia Institute, the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health and the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work, among others.

You can join our research community within the faculty when you choose to study your PhD at BU.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2018, January 2019

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot & Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

3-5 years full-time, or 4-7 years part-time

Entry requirements:

An Honours degree at 2:1 or higher and a relevant Master's degree. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our international entry requirements

Course details

To be awarded a PhD, you will need to complete a complex and advanced project. You will be expected to critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic, which results in an original and independent contribution to knowledge, as well as to demonstrate an understanding of research methods appropriate to your chosen field.

You will have to present and defend your thesis and/or practical element by viva voce (oral examination), to the satisfaction of the examiners.

Entry requirements

How to apply

You can apply for a PhD with the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences by clicking on the 'apply now' button and completing the application form. You will need to create an account and complete the application form in full.

You can save the form as you go, enabling you to return to it at as many times as you want before submitting. The form is split into tabbed sections. As you complete each of the tabbed sections they will turn green; only click submit once all of your tabs are highlighted green.

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