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Social Work and Social Policy PhD

This PhD degree spans a diverse range of areas in social work and social policy reflecting the multi-disciplinary strengths of our staff.

This PhD spans a diverse range of areas in social work and social policy reflecting the multi-disciplinary strengths of our staff. We welcome applications to study in the following areas:

Research themes can include: 

  • Men, masculinity, and health 
  • Inequalities in health 
  • Developing knowledgeable and resilient ‘social actors’ through professional training and CPD 
  • The impact of neo-liberal policies on organisational behaviour, structure, and culture 
  • The formation of professional identity and professionalism within the context of neo-liberalism 
  • Social policy 
  • Comparative welfare state studies 
  • Labour markets 
  • Unemployment policy 
  • Social work training and education 
  • Childbirth/fatherhood 
  • Health and social work 
  • Children and families 
  • Relationship-based social work 
  • Social work and structure 
    • Emotion and social work 
    • Violence towards children 
    • Neoliberalism and contemporary social work 

Key Facts

Starts: October/January

Level: PhD

Mode: Full-time/Part-time

Course code: P-L4PA

Venue: Warwick University