University of Essex

University of Essex


We also offer interdisciplinary programmes which form part of our University�s ESRC Doctoral Training Centre�s pathways in Research Methods in Health and in Health and Organisational Research. This follows the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) introducing a new Postgraduate Training Framework, which changed the way it provides support for postgraduate training. Our Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) offers 16 fully-funded ESRC studentships across 21 doctoral pathways. Please note that a doctoral pathway is the term used to describe the routes to postgraduate study, whether this is a one-year Masters followed by three years of doctoral research (1+3) or three years of doctoral research (+3) for those who have already completed a relevant Masters degree (from another ESRC-accredited DTC or one with a substantial methodological element). Essex has 21 doctoral pathways that are arranged into nine themed clusters and two of these are in the area of health. This includes Health and Organisational Research (offered in collaboration with Essex Business School) and in Research Methods in Health (offered in collaboration with our Institute for Social and Economic Research).

Entry requirements

If English is not your first language, then we will require you to have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Portfolios; dissertation of 40,000 words on a subject relevant to your area of practice.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time - 24 months
PhD Full-time - 36 months
MPhil Part-time - 48 months
PhD Part-time - 72 months

Campus details

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Key information

Graduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01206 872719