About Research Fees Entry How to apply Faculty of Health Sciences Social Work research degrees Postgraduate - Research PhD Looking for a funded PhD? Check out our current PhD scholarship opportunities now PhD Scholarships About our programmes With its diverse range of environments, experiences and social conditions, the city of Hull and its surrounds make it an area rich with opportunities for research in social work, youth work and community development. Social work at the University of Hull has a long tradition of making a tangible difference to the lives of others, with recent research centring on issues surrounding safeguarding and suicide-prevention in the internet age, kinship care, child protection and missing children, among other themes. Our hand-selected postgraduate students share our passion and drive to make a difference. We have established strong working relationships with local social services providers, users, and carers, and we have also created our own Family Assessment and Support Unit for practice teaching and learning which is staffed by highly qualified and experienced social workers. The PhD in Social Work allows you to research and write a dissertation of 70,000 to 100,000 words on a topic chosen in conjunction with your supervisor. Details Open for admission in 2019/20 Full time Part time PhD 3 years* 5 years* * plus writing-up time Start in January, May or September Get in touch Admissions +44 (0)1482 466850 International Enquiries Research Health, Well-being and Social Inclusion This theme encompasses work which theorises notions of health, illness and well-being, integrated with empirical studies and evaluations of health, social work and social care provision. Sociology of chronic illness HIV and AIDS Obesity Health and the family Marginal masculinities Staff: Professor Liz Walker Adolescent development Domestic violence Young people and suicide Staff: Dr Jo Bell Disability studies Equality and diversity Social Identities Staff: Dr Ruth Butler Kinship care Foster care Looked after children Child sexual exploitation Staff: Dr Karin Cooper Children and families Professional education Professional ethics Religion and spirituality Staff: Dr Caroline Humphrey International population health (focus on sub-Saharan Africa) HIV/AIDS Maternal/child health Adolescent sexual and reproductive health Quantitative research (including multilevel modelling) and mixed methods research Staff: Professor Monica Magadi Sexualities Chronic illness Music and well-being Staff: Dr Liz Price Youth work and youth studies Professional practice learning in Higher Education Health and wellbeing of young people Student experience of teaching, learning and assessment Staff: Julie Rippingdale Youth offending Youth justice Problematic drug use Staff: Dr Luke Cartwright Other research in the school of social sciences is themed around; Gender and sexuality Globalisation, power and post-colonialism Culture, religion and society Criminology and criminal justice Related courses MA in Social Work Health, Nursing and Midwifery research degrees Sociology and Social Sciences research degrees The Postgraduate Training Scheme It is now widely recognised by employers, professional bodies and research funding agencies that specialist expertise alone is not sufficient preparation either for research or a subsequent career. With this in mind, the University of Hull requires all its postgraduate research students to follow a research training programme relating both to their particular field of study and to generic skills; for example, information technology and communication skills. Postgraduate Training Scheme Fees and funding Home/EU: £4,327 (full-time) Home/EU: £2,163 (part-time) International: £14,000 (full-time) These fees are for all research degree programmes on this page. For courses lasting more than one year, small annual increases may apply. For more information, please visit the fees and funding page. The standard length of a full-time PhD programme is three years, or five years part-time, plus 'writing-up'. For full-time students, writing up typically takes about three months but may be extended to one year without further paperwork. For part-time students, writing up typically takes one year, but may be extended to two years without further paperwork. There is a small continuation fee to be paid for the writing-up period. The continuation fee is partly reimbursed, if you submit in less than one year (full-time) or less than two years (part-time). For information about bursaries and how to fund your studies see our money page, or take a look at our PhD scholarships page for specific funded PhD opportunities. The University’s Postgraduate Training Scheme (PGTS) provides a range of generic and discipline-specific modules to support research students through their programme. Find out more The library has an exclusive lounge for postgraduate research students and a dedicated Skills Team to provide a wide range of study and research skills help. Find out more The Graduate School provides support to postgraduate research students. Offering skills development opportunities and dedicated facilities, the school is here to help you achieve your potential. Find out more Research at Hull tackles big challenges and makes an impact on lives globally, every day. Our current research portfolio spans everything from health to habitats, food to flooding and supply chain to slavery. Find out more Entry requirements For entry onto the PhD, you should normally have, or expect to obtain at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a related subject area. Applicants wanting to register for PhD Social Work must have a Social Work professional qualification. With your application, you should also submit a 2000 word research proposal outlining your research topic, the significance of the proposed study, the gap in the knowledge base the proposed research will address and your proposed methodology. International students If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses. Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.