School of Health and Social Care

Research Degrees

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Don't wait for change to happen. Be the change.

As a postgraduate researcher in our school, the opportunity to make a real difference to the way health and social care is delivered and managed is at your finger tips. If you've got the drive to explore the unknown, we've got the expertise. Together we'll innovate.

Explore our postgraduate research degrees

We offer a range of levels of postgraduate research across a range of clinical and non-clinical areas of specialism. We welcome applications from all potential students interested in the following areas:

Professional Doctorates

Masters by Dissertation, MPhil, and PhD 

You can also see our staff research interests on the individual staff profiles. If you are looking to carry out research in a different area to those listed, please contact us to discuss this further.

Ready for the next step? Take a look at our entry requirements and application process pages for further information.

Transferable employability skills for PhD graduates are critical, as they enable you to work effectively within industry as well as academia. We'll give you access to Proficio which is designed to give you unique opportunities to acquire a set of specialist professional skills and deepen and expand your subject knowledge, at all stages of your career.

Looking for a course to prepare you for your research degree?  Our MSc Health Research course can be taken simply as a Masters level programme or alternatively can be used as the Masters element of our ESRC-accredited pathway for our Doctoral Training Programmes.

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Postgraduate research opportunities

Thinking about postgraduate research at Essex? We advertise studentships and funded opportunities throughout the year.

View our latest opportunities
Get in touch
Jade D'Mello Senior Student Administrator
School of Health and Social Care
Telephone: +44 (0)1206 873375