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MPhil/PhD Health and Social Care Research Opportunities

MPhil/PhD Dependent on award School of Health and Social Care Lincoln Campus [L] Validated

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Academics in the Lincoln School of Health and Social Care undertake research on a local, national and international scale to evaluate current practice and determine how improvements can be made to care provision.

This specialist programme is informed by our longstanding partnerships with professionals, research organisations and the National Health Service, and by the innovative research taking place in the School. Our staff engage with health and social care debate to ensure that students are up to date with the latest sector developments and issues.

As a researcher in the School, you have the opportunity to take part in a structured programme of training to develop the research and critical-thinking skills that will benefit you in your future career. You will be supported by an interdisciplinary team of supervisors made up of experienced academics and practitioners from across the College of Social Science.

Research Areas, Projects & Topics

Examples of recent research projects include:

  • Prevalence of mental health disorder in a probation population
  • Prisoners’ experience of health care in England
  • Transfer of learning from classroom to practice
  • Improving pain management in pre- hospital care.

How You Study

Independent study is supported by PhD supervision and additional research training opportunities.

The programme is supported by an interdisciplinary team of experienced research supervisors across the College of Social Sciences. The School of Health and Social Care has long standing partnership links to industry, research organisations and the NHS.

How You Are Assessed

Submission of a written thesis with viva voce examination.

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree in a related subject. For direct enrolment onto a PhD, a Master’s degree with a research component is required

Key Contacts

Dr Christine Jackson
+44 (0)1522 837732

Susan Bowler
+44 (0)1522 886949

Career and Personal Development

Postgraduate research is an apprenticeship in academia and an important qualification for academic research and teaching. Many graduates progress on to further study or to careers at senior levels in health and social care-related industries.

Tuition Fees

2016/17 Entry* Full-time Part-time
Home/EU £4,500 £2,250
(including Alumni Scholarship** 20% reduction)
£3,600 £1,750
International £13,300 £6,650
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship*** £2,000 reduction)
£11,300 £5,320
 Thesis Pending £TBA £TBA

* Academic year August - July
** UoL Alumni students only enrolling on to a Postgraduate Research programme. 20% Offset against the tuition fee payable for each year of study.
*** All International students holding a UoL degree when enrolling on a PG programme. First year’s fees only.

Guidance for Postgraduate Fees

Postgraduate Research

Full time and part time postgraduate research students will be invoiced the published set fee each academic year enrolled, up to the point of thesis submission.

Upon first enrolment, the full set fee is payable.

All continuing students are required to re-enrol on their anniversary of their first enrolment. The relevant set full time or part time fee is payable by all continuing students on re-enrolment.

A reduced ‘writing-up’ fee in the 12 month period prior to thesis submission may be applicable subject to your progress. After your Viva Voce examination, additional fees will be payable if a second Viva Voce examination is required.

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [].

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.