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Social Work, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (QS) ,
This postgraduate research programme in social work gives students the opportunity to work with internationally renowned scholars engaged in innovative research that will make a difference in people's lives and in health and social care.

About

We particularly welcome students from all health and social care disciplines who have an interest in exploring related subject areas.

3-year PhD (FT, PT, FT Distance Learning, PT Distance Learning options)

The PhD programme of study consists of:

high-quality supervision by two members of staff with appropriate expertise to guide the PhD applicant throughout the study ensuring academic objectives are met and suitable training is provided;

  • research and transferable skills training and support;
  • taught course units in core research methods;
  • independent study;
  • an advisor to offer pastoral support.
4-year PhD (FT and FT Distance Learning options only)

We also offer a 4-year PhD programme for students who have not previously studied research methods or in the UK, who have limited English language skills or who have not completed master's.

In this programme, the first year is a foundation year designed to prepare you for the ensuing three years of the 3-year PhD programme.

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
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Other training and development
  • All of our postgraduate research students attend the Doctoral Academy Training Programme delivered by the Centre for Academic and Researcher Development (CARD).
  • The programme provides key transferable skills in areas such as commercial awareness, academic writing and public engagement. This training equips our postgraduates with the tools to progress beyond their research degree into influential positions within academia, industry and consultancy.
  • The emphasis is on enhancing skills critical to developing early-stage researchers and professionals, whether they relate to effective communication, disseminating research findings and project management skills.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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:

    106

    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:

    623

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • An honours degree (minimum Upper Second (2:1)) or the overseas equivalent in a relevant subject
  • OR a very good MSc/MPhil/MRes degree from a recognised institution
  • OR satisfactory work at postgraduate level (which must include some research training) undertaken for the equivalent of at least one year full-time.
The four-year programme is strongly recommended for anyone who:
  • has not studied in the UK before;
  • has not completed specific research methods training at master's level and received 'very good' grades;
  • has not completed a research dissertation at master's level and received 'very good' grades;
  • English language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4800 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 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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