Research degrees

Our postgraduate research programmes reflect the main areas of work within the Department of Social Policy and Social Work - social research, social policy and social care practice.

The contribution of our research students is integral to the academic and community life of the Institute. There is a core group of full time students from the UK and overseas, but as all our programmes can be taken on a full or part time basis, others are studying part time whilst working. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds, some straight from undergraduate degrees, others having worked in social and health care, education, youth work, criminal justice, community work, faith based organisations, national and local government and the voluntary sector.

Our research degrees