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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Brighton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

As an occupational therapy PhD student you will be able to develop your expertise in an area of clinical or professional practice and advance your knowledge, understanding and application of research methodologies.

The diversity of PhDs in occupational therapy is as broad as the profession itself. You may wish to focus on an aspect of clinical practice such as physical/mental health, learning disabilities, older people, paediatrics, diverse practice, social care. Alternatively you may wish to explore a leadership/management/educational or professional issues or policy/theory development. As such, occupational therapy research is open to a wide variety of research questions and designs, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed method approaches.

The occupational therapy staff work collaboratively with doctoral students to create a community of learning which fosters the development of occupational therapy research and practice. Examples of staff areas of interest and expertise include; older people, occupational science, understanding the lifeworld of individuals experiencing the need for occupational therapy, the use of creative activities, pedagogic approaches, impact of technology, occupational therapy in diverse settings, resilience, learning disabilities, paediatrics.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,126per 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 Brighton

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    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Employability is embedded into every course, helping students to develop transferable and personal skills.
The university is set between the sea and the South Downs National Park and has easy access to London.
International students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

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