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
- 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
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.