This PhD degree spans a diverse range of social work areas reflecting the multi-disciplinary strengths of our staff.
This PhD provides an opportunity to undertake in-depth research linked to our expertise in social work. Our faculty has a range of expertise. We support interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research projects linked to one or more of our main research themes.
- Social work training and education
- Health and social work
- Inequalities in health
- Children and families
- Relationship-based social work
- Social work and structure
- Emotion and social work
- Violence towards children
- Neoliberalism and contemporary social work
Most of our students self-fund their PhD research. It is also possible to apply for scholarships. Due to the competitive and restricted nature of scholarship opportunities, you are advised to develop a self-funded ‘back up’ plan.
For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject; a Master’s level degree in Social Policy, Sociology or other cognate subject
English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.