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Health and Social Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) ,
In the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences they conduct research in areas such as midwifery, nursing, leadership and dementia, as well as humanisation, nutrition and social work.

About

They collaborate with colleagues from other faculties to draw on their expertise when needed and they 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 a thriving and exciting research community within the faculty when you choose to study your PhD at BU.

A research degree can be applied to roles in commercial research and development, consultancy, or could lead you to starting your own business. You may alternatively consider a career in academia.You may wish to undertake research to contribute to your knowledge of a specialist subject, or enhance your skills in project management and analysis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

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

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Key subject areas you can study during your PhD include:

  • Dementia
  • Humanisation
  • Leadership, innovation and management
  • Midwifery, maternal and perinatal health
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Social work, sociology and social policy.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    78

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • We would normally expect you to have an Honours degree at Upper Second Class (2:1) and/or an appropriate Master's degree.Some supervisors may ask you for additional entry requirements such as relevant work experience, evidence of written work, or previous study of a particular subject.
  • Entry requirements may vary so it is important to discuss your application in principle before submitting a formal application.
  • If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally: 
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4200 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Bournemouth

  • 700 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Please see our website for details.

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