• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Health Sciences and Social Work at University of Portsmouth is committed to delivering research to the highest ethical standards in order to improve knowledge and services for the health of the community. A wide range of research interests exist amongst staff within the School and we support a number of postgraduate researchers carrying out PhD, Professional Doctorate, MPhil, MD and MRes awards.

Overview

Our Health Sciences and Social Work postgraduate researchers at University of Portsmouth have access to seminars and tutorials in epidemiology and statistical methods, database management, qualitative research, and development and assessment of quality of life measures.

Research within the field of Health Sciences and Social work may also be closely linked to: Biomedical Science and Pharmacy, Psychology, and Geography.

Research Centre

  • Institute Of Biomedical And Biomolecular Science (IBBS)

The Institute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Science (IBBS) serves as a focus for multidisciplinary research in the biomedical sciences, including both fundamental studies and applied research in the molecular biosciences. Molecular biology is supported by a dedicated molecular modelling centre, a 600 MHz NMR facility, and apparatus for DNA profiling and array analysis, while mass spectrometer and gas chromatography/mass spectrometers are available for detailed sample analyses.

Research Groups

  • Allergic And Respiratory Disorder Research Group

The Allergic and respiratory disorder research group is focused on improving the quality of life for those with allergies. We research into how these conditions develop, improving diagnosis, effectiveness of management strategies, and the impact on quality of life.

  • Health And Social Care Environments

In Health and social care environments, in line with the World Health Organisation, we are interested in improving health from the perspective of the physical, mental and social wellbeing of individuals.

  • Health And Social Care Of The Older Person

The Health and social care of the older person research group conducts and supports collaborative research in all areas of older person well being.

  • Global Health And Social Care Unit

At the Global health and social care unit we undertake high impact policy relevant research on international health as well as theoretical research underpinning health inequalities and health outcomes.

Career

One of the benefits of studying at Portsmouth is the comprehensive support we provide in career planning. Our careers and recruitment service - Purple Door - can assist you in career research and finding employment opportunities. 

The Graduate School Development Programme offers a series of dedicated workshops on career planning, specifically for research degree students. You will also have access to consultations with careers advisers or online support. This service is available for five years after graduation.

Programme Structure

Research areas:
  • Development and prevention of allergic diseases
  • Prevalence of food allergies and intolerances
  • Diagnosis and management of food allergies and intolerances
  • Quality of life and food allergies
  • Consumer behaviour and nutritional intake of sufferers of food allergies and intolerances
  • Effects of health and social care environments on health-related outcomes
  • Psycho-social effects of health and social care environments
  • Methodologies for conducting research in environmental design
  • Cross- disciplinary collaborations and networks in environmental design research
  • User-driven, participatory projects to address practice-based problems
  • Falls and fall-related injury prevention

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are accepted all year round, but it's recommended to apply 2–3 months before your chosen start date.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master’s degree in an appropriate subject, for an MD the first degree must be in a clinical subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All applicants are subject to interview.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13200 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Home/EU/CI part-time students: £2,130 
  • International part-time students: £6,600 

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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