University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Social Work and Social Care

Our core research themes are pedagogy of professional education, policy and practice across the life-course, theory and practice in wellbeing, professional knowledge and methodologies, and the exploration of extraordinary childhoods, digital childhoods and emotional lives. Applicants with an existing professional interest in social work who may wish to combine their studies with continuing work in relevant agencies. For full-time research students we provide access to computing facilities supplementing those available through University IT Services.

Entry requirements

A Master's degree (normally with a dissertation at grade B+ or equivalent) in either social research methods or in a relevant discipline which includes significant research methods training. A research proposal must be submitted on application.

Course modules

Recent PhD thesis titles include: Against the odds? A case study of developing community participation with vulnerable innercity children and young people; how do social workers construct emotional abuse cases?; why and how do older people choose to live in international communities in England?

Assessment methods

Annual reviews of progress and training needs are conducted.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 - 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,300 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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