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Health, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Birmingham, United Kingdom| Online
The Doctor of Philosophy or PhD is recognised worldwide and is often an essential requirement for those wishing to follow an academic or research career in health or social care. The Health programme is offered by Birmingham City University.
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Overview

Key Facts

  • A PhD programme includes allocation to a bespoke supervisory team to advise and guide each student through all aspects of their study. In addition, each student has access to a wide range of learning opportunities within the Graduate School and the University as a whole.
  • Our research degrees are not taught courses. Each student's research degree programme is personalised to match their interests to the research priorities, staff expertise and research facilities available.
  • You will have access to dedicated research facilities and will be encouraged to publish in collaboration with your supervisors and to take part in research conferences.

Employment Opportunities

The majority of students who enrol for a research degree complete their studies on a part-time basis while they are employed. 

The PhD awards from Birmingham City University are well established and valued professional qualifications.

The Health programme is offered by Birmingham City University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Full Time (3-4 years)

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part Time (4-7 years); Distance Learning (4-7 years)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Our research degrees are not taught courses. 

  • Each student's research degree programme is personalised to match their interests to the research priorities, staff expertise and research facilities available.
  • Our experienced academics, many of whom are engaged in internationally recognised research, will provide you with supervision as you pursue the award of a PhD degree.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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:

    80

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General Requirements

  • To undertake a PhD you will usually need to have an MA, MSc or MPhil degree that has given you the specialist knowledge of the major academic literature, theories and frameworks and awareness of current practice to enable you to challenge conventional wisdom in your proposed field of study. 
  • You also need to have experience of research methods and design.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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