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Year of Entry 2021/22

Health and Social Care

Study for a higher degree by research in Health and Social Care.

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What is the fee? Home: £2,250 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? October 2021

Course summary

  • Become trained in research methods and complete a high level research project
  • Study for a higher degree by research with our respected academics within Health and Social Care.

Study for a PhD within Health and Social Care, devoted to cutting edge applied research. Based within the academic departments of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery or Social Care and Community Studies. The community of Health and Social Care researchers are a vibrant postgraduate community where you will work closely with experienced academics to develop your knowledge and expertise.

How you learn

We support a wide range of research opportunities and help you work towards your research degree. During the course you investigate and evaluate an approved topic and display an understanding of suitable research methods, with the aim of making an original contribution to your subject area.

Your research will fit within the key thematic areas of the departments. Each provides a focus for research excellence in a strategic research area, drawing together researchers from across our three health and social care departments, the wider Sheffield Hallam University institution, and forging collaborations with partners locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. They are:

  • Ageing and long-term conditions
  • Maternal, child and family health and social care
  • Technology, data and digital innovations
  • Health and social care organisation and workforce 

Applied learning

Networking opportunities

Health and Social Care staff have highly developed expertise in a broad range of research methods including action research, participatory methods, ethnography, health technology assessment, phenomenology and grounded theory. We also have expertise in evaluation, case study, surveys and mixed methods research.

Several members of our team have experience working in the health and social care sectors and with voluntary organisations in the UK and internationally.

A number of the team also have honorary academic appointments with universities in several European countries, and we have extensive collaborations with universities in Europe, North American, Africa, Australia, the East Asia and the Middle East.

Future careers

Research degrees are a vital qualification for most academic careers, and for professional specialisation and development in an existing or planned career.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

You work with

  • excellent facilities and learning resources
  • access a dedicated postdoctoral office space which promotes vibrant discussion and collaboration.

Entry requirements

All students

Please contact the relevant research area or centre to enquire about the entry requirements for this MPhil. Where English is not your first language, you must also show evidence of English language ability.

All applicants must submit a completed postgraduate application form including a 1500 word research proposal.

You are encouraged to find out more about our staff and their current research to inform the development of your research proposal and to ensure it aligns with our research themes. Find out more about the University’s research areas and staff or search for members of staff by keyword.

Additional information for EU/International students

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK postgraduate research students starting part-time study in 2021/22 is £2,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

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Doctoral student loans

Up to £25,700 available to help you while you study a postgraduate doctoral course.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Health and social care management courses (PDF, 197.4KB)

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

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How do I apply?

Complete the application form available on our research pages.

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