Researchers and Academics in the School of Health and Social Care have extensive practical experience and professional links across the health and social care sectors. The School maintains close industry links to ensure that teaching is informed by the latest developments in practice and policy. As a researcher in the School, you have the opportunity to take part in a structured programme of training designed to develop the research and critical-thinking skills that can benefit you in your future career. You will be supported by an interdisciplinary team of supervisors made up of experienced academics and practitioners from across the College of Social Science.
Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research, supported by additional research training opportunities. You will have meetings with your academic supervisor, however the regularity of these will vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme. The programme is supported by an interdisciplinary team of experienced research supervisors across the College of Social Science. The School of Health and Social Care has long standing partnership links to industry, research organisations and the NHS.
A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of your thesis and your ability in an oral examination (viva voce) to present and successfully defend your chosen research topic to a group of academics. You are also expected to demonstrate how your research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.
A minimum of an upper Second Class honours degree or a Master's degree in a relevant subject. However, in some cases we will consider applicants who do not have a Masters’ qualification but do have relevant experience. Those interested should contact the programme leader.
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|Northern Ireland||£2344||Year 1|
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