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PhD opportunities in Social Work at Brunel University London


About the Programme

Qualification type: MPhil / PhD
Location: Uxbridge, London
Mode of study: Full-time and Part-time

Doctoral research programmes (PhDs) take a proud place in the world-class research environment and community at Brunel. PhD students are recognised and valued by their supervisors as an essential part of their departments and a key component of the university's overall strategy to develop and deliver world-class research.

 

Social Work at Brunel University is aligned with grand challenges for social work research including focus on individual and family well-being, creating a stronger social fabric, and developing a just society. The Social Work team has expertise in many current issues with which social work engages, such as ageing, children and families, LGBT identities, mental health, migration, health, loss/grief and environmental concerns. The team holds strengths in social policy and interdisciplinary practice as well as planning for and adapting to current societal shifts. Brunel is one of the leading providers of social work and social policy research in London, funded by high-profile organisations like the ESRC, the AHRC, Nuffield Foundation, the Rowntree Trust, the European Union, the Department for Education and Skills and the NHS.

 

The Division of Social Work have: 

  • specialism in gerontology
  • commitment to anti-oppressive practice
  • service user perspectives and experiences
  • specialist researchers in gender and sexualities


Applicants are welcome to contact us about their own specialist topics and projects. However we particularly welcome proposals on

  • diversity in contemporary family life
  • interplay between public policy and personal life;
  • ageing and LGBT identities
  • anti-oppressive practice and the development of resilient practitioners
  • older adults and spiritual and emotional well-being
  • religious minorities
  • masculine identities
  • mental health
  • risk and its perception
  • mixed couples
  • migration
  • positive ageing and resilience;
  • end-of-life, palliative care, and hospice
  • loss and grief; death and dying
  • virtues and ageing, especially wisdom, courage, and beauty
  • spirituality, religion, existentialism and meaning systems in social work.
  • spirituality and health

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Research degrees at Brunel

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Information about the application process can be found here

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Funding Notes

Brunel offers a number of funding options to research students that help cover the cost of their tuition fees, contribute to living expenses or both. See more information here: View Website. The UK Government is also offering the Doctoral Student Loans for eligible students, and there is some funding available through the Research Councils. Many of our international students benefit from funding provided by their governments or employers. Brunel alumni enjoy tuition fee discounts of 15%.)

How good is research at Brunel University London in Social Work and Social Policy?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 16.10

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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