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Postgraduate Research

There are facilities, for suitable candidates, to register for the degrees of MPhil or PhD. These higher research degrees enable students, who have the appropriate qualifications to study a particular research area in-depth.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree that is normally equivalent of a 2:1 honours degree or above normally the qualification should be in a relevant Allied Health Professional subject.

Applicants whose first language is not English should also possess an overall score of at least 6.5 in the British Council IELTS, academic version with a minimum of 6.0 in all modules. The test must have been taken and score achieved, within two years of the date of commencement of the proposed research degree.

How to Apply

Applications for doctoral study are invited in any area that falls within the School’s research themes. Before applying, it is advisable for potential applications to familiarise themselves with the expertise of its staff by viewing their academic profiles.

Applicants wishing to apply to undertake research in the School should make initial informal enquiries to You should email a copy of your current curriculum vitae (CV) along with a 500 word outline of your proposed research. The research proposal should include:

  • A suggested title for the proposed study
  • A statement of the aims of the research
  • A list of the questions to be addressed by the research
  • A brief summary of research that has already been undertaken in this field
  • An outline of the proposed design, including information on the research sample and methods of data collection
  • An indicative bibliography
  • Implications for wider research, practical applications, policy implications

Once the CV and research proposal have been received they will be discussed with the potential supervisor/s to ascertain whether the school has the necessary expertise to provide adequate supervision and, secondly, that the applicant has a researchable project in mind. After this stage applicants will be notified as to whether or not the School is able to accommodate them. If so then they would be required to submit an official University application. 

All applicants will normally be invited to attend the School for an interview. If an application is satisfactory an offer of a place will be made by the University’s Registry. The offer may be subject to the achievement of a satisfactory degree result, or proof of English language ability. Once the offer has been accepted and all the conditions satisfied, joining instructions and application forms for accommodation will be automatically sent.


The School occasionally has a small number of studentships available. Details of any studentships will be listed on the University Postgraduate Studentship site. 

For further information please contact:

Mrs Liz Harmer Griebel

Position:Research Administration Manager
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Telephone: +44 (0)29 206 87552Extension: 87552
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