The University of Essex is one of the UK´s leading academic institutions, ranked ninth nationally for research excellence following the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
Within our multidisciplinary School of Health and Human Sciences, we offer research supervision in all fields of staff expertise. You will be allocated a supervisor whose role it is to guide you through the different stages of your research degree. In some cases, you may have joint supervision by two members of our staff.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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.Take IELTS test
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Potential research students are welcome to make preliminary enquiries directly to a potential supervisor within our School of Health and Human Sciences or, more generally, through our Graduate Administrator. We encourage the consideration of a brief research proposal prior to the submission of a full application.
For a professional doctorate within our School of Health and Human Sciences, you must be currently registered with a regulatory body, where appropriate, and in current employment in management, practice or education, as appropriate. You must have a Masters qualification (or equivalent) and have been employed in a senior position within a health or social care oriented organisation.
If English is not your first language, then we will require you to have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
For up-to-date information on funding opportunities at Essex, please visit: www.essex.ac.uk/studentfinance.
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