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PhD Social Policy and Social Work

University of York

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21, JAN-22, APR-22, JUL-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Our PhD programme is supported by a commitment to an international standard of research. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment, Social Policy and Social Work at York was ranked third overall for research quality in the UK and equal first for its impact.

You will be part of a Graduate School with a wide range of backgrounds from across the globe, making our Department one of the most academically stimulating to study in, and you will have the opportunity to participate in seminars to explore ideas with other Graduate School students and researchers. Furthermore, as part of the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre you will have access to high quality training and research networks.

We are able to offer supervision in a wide range of areas largely focused around the following topics: Childhood, youth, family; Housing; Welfare and poverty; Mental health; Comparative & global social policy; Health and social care; Crime.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,750per 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 York

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 45 6

    4th out of 79 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    134 70%

    13th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    40.0 40%

    37th

    30
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.77 75%

    40th

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    135 78%

    20th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%

    9th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    45th

    34

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