Studying a PhD with the School of Health and Social Work

Applications are welcomed for part-time or full-time PhDs in all areas of health, wellbeing and social work, including;

We offer a dynamic multidisciplinary research environment, with opportunities to undergo robust research training and networking. PhD students can access the University-wide Researcher Development Programme and benefit from tutorials with the dedicated PhD tutor for the School of Health and Social Work. PhD students have an opportunity to present their research at the School of Health and Social Work annual research conference. There are also a selection of research networks which are open to PhD students, including FoodNet, ReACH and AgeNet.

Doctoral students are supported by a team of experienced supervisors and a PhD tutor. Further information on our current PhD students and experiences of past students can be found in our PhD student profiles page.

Athena Swan

The School of Health and Social work offers a supportive environment in which to study. The Athena SWAN bronze status for gender equality has been awarded at both the University and School level. PhD students can benefit from a number of Athena SWAN support initiatives including the day nursery on campus. Further information about Athena SWAN can be found in the Gender Equality in Health and Social Work pages.

Contact us

To discuss your requirements please email Dr Lisa Whiting or contact her by phone on +44 (0)1707 285291.

The Doctoral College

Join the next generation of researchers. Study in a community of over 650 research students at the University of Hertfordshire. We offer one of the most diverse range of Research Degree programmes in the UK and beyond.