Our community of graduate students is diverse, encompassing students who may be studying on a full or part-time basis. We currently have 18 registered PhD students at various stages in their studies, each making their own contribution to the subject's thriving research environment. If you would like to find out more about the topics currently being undertaken by PhD students, please check the students' profile pages where you will find a growing presence of PhD projects.
Financial support is available from a variety of sources, external and internal. You can find information about the application process on our Funding Opportunities page and on the Graduate School of Social Science.
The first year of higher degree study is designed to ensure that all research students are given a good grounding in research methods. Students undertake training in a combination of quantitative and qualitative skills and research design. These courses together with a specific social work course (Advanced Issues in Social Work Research) and others selected in relation to the research topic, form the bulk of study. At the end of the first year, students submit a dissertation in the form of an extended research proposal.
Supervisors are central to PhD work. All PhD students in Social Work are supported by two academic supervisors, one of whom may be based in another discipline in the University. To find out more about the research interests of staff members, please look at the staff profiles on the Social Work website.
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In addition to the School's and University's requirements (especially with regards to language skills, past academic undergraduate record and references), Social Work attaches considerable importance to:
Social Work (PhD) (Part-time) - 6 Years
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