About the programme

The University of Hertfordshire offers a PhD in Physiotherapy which can be undertaken on a full or part time basis with experienced and internationally renowned staff. Our emphasis is on research in the broad Musculoskeletal area though this does not exclude other research fields.

We recognise that students require support during their time with us. Successful students will have the opportunity to undertake non credit bearing modules with the Researcher Development Programme (RDP) which offers over 100 courses and events that support research students. Support is provided via access to the learning resource centre, doctoral college and academic support. 

How to apply

To apply for a PhD in Physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire you should have a specific developed area of focus. It is recommended that you have an established track record / experience in your desired area to support your application. The quality of your research proposal, your suitability for pursuing higher research and our capacity to supervise the chosen topic are the principal criteria for admission.

Before you apply please contact our research lead Professor Tim Watson to discuss your research proposal. You will need to submit a written research proposal and personal statement to the Doctoral College but informal discussion before formal application is strongly encouraged.

Why choose this programme?

By undertaking a PhD at the University of Hertfordshire you will gain:

  • An internationally recognised qualification.
  • Extensive research skills through highly focussed and developed work.
  • Developed an expertise in your subject area.
  • Enhance your employability skills and broaden your career prospects. 

Teaching methods

The PhD in Physiotherapy is a not a taught course. Students are expected to initiate their learning and development through seeking out opportunities provided by the University. Your supervisors will assist and support you throughout your time with us.

The PhD programme can be undertaken on a full or part time basis and we endeavour to provide a fully supportive research and learning environment with flexible supervision to enhance your experience and help you to make the most of your research learning time with us.

Your supervision team will have both subject expertise and PhD supervision experience.

Entry requirements...

An honours degree (normally at least 2:1 or above) in an appropriate discipline.

IELTS entry requirement is normally 6.5, TOEFL 550 (213 CBT) or equivalent for overseas students.

If your proposed research will involve assessment or treatment elements with patients, you will need to be registered with the HCPC.

Programme fees

Dates

2019

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