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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Oxstalls Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21, 04-FEB-22, 01-OCT-22, 04-FEB-23

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

A research degree will open the door to work in full-time research, healthcare practice and administration, and, if you’re a practitioner, to a greater understanding of your professional practice. We provide a broad research environment for candidates from a range of health and care settings – with extensive professional and academic expertise in healthcare environments, ranging from primary care to public policy.

We offer supervision for cross-disciplinary projects linking to management, public health, health promotion, education and social care. Our particular strengths lie in workforce development, health and wellbeing, mental health, intervention design and evaluation, and public health.

For some candidates the Centre for the Study of Faith, Science and Values in Healthcare may provide a particular focus. The centre is concerned with a whole person approach to healthcare. It seeks to establish a scientific and values-based paradigm for the integration of body, mind and spirit in the promotion of health and wellbeing, as well as the healing of illness and the prevention of dysfunction.

The university offers a range of research training events and students are encouraged to attend national and international academic conferences. To support the development of your research skills, you are required to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods and you will be encouraged and supported to publish in both academic and professional outlets.

Research areas

  • Workforce development
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Professional development
  • Mental health nursing
  • Physical activity promotion in health care and community settings
  • Intervention pathways and effectiveness for patient care
  • Public health
  • Intervention design and evaluation

Tuition fees

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£ 10,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

A diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Placements, internships, trips and career experiences help prepare students for success after graduation.
A wide range of bursaries and merit scholarships are available for international students.

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