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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Edgbaston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The research degree involve appropriate postgraduate research training modules, which are agreed with the supervisor and the Institute Research Student Coordinator, and which are assessed. In addition, we hold regular research student workshops and seminars and doctoral researchers participate in research group activities within the School of Social Policy. The PhD thesis is 80,000 words in length. We offer two types of research degree: an MPhil or a PhD - in any of the disciplines represented in our department, including social policy, social work, criminology and sociology. Prospective applicants for research degrees in any aspect of health service management and health care policy are invited to apply, outlining their special interests.

The University of Birmingham has recently been ranked 9th in the UK, and 55th in the world, for post-qualification employability in a global survey of universities commissioned by the International Herald Tribune. Over the last five years 98.6% of postgraduates from the School of Social Policy have been in work and/or will develop analytical skills and the ability to gather, assess and interpret data, all of which require clear and logical thinking. Birmingham's School of Social Policy postgraduates enter a wide range of occupational sectors: the majority in the public sector in areas such as youth work but others including events, sales, administration and education. Graduates also opt to continue in academia.

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 42 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    148 77%

    6th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    29th

    11

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