Health Care Management and Policy PhD

The results of this research may impact myself and my colleagues by changing the way we practice and will hopefully improve outcomes for patients.

Fiona Barker PhD Health Care Management and Policy

Why Surrey?

Our academics have an international reputation for research that shapes the agendas of scholarship and practice. We see doctoral students as important collaborators in this work, challenging you with new ideas that develop you as a critical researcher, as well as helping you build a solid grounding in research methods and methodology.

You will be part of an internationally-diverse community of over 120 doctoral researchers, with the chance to participate in seminars, conferences, subject/research groups and the School’s PhD researcher seminar series.

We also provide you with office space, PCs, access to major business databases and a wide range of online research tools and resources.

Programme overview

Our PhDs are traditional, UK-style PhD programmes. At the end of your time as a PhD researcher at Surrey, you will be expected to submit an extended thesis that demonstrates your ability to pursue academically rigorous scholarly research and makes an original contribution to knowledge.

As part of your studies, you will undertake a tailored programme of formal research training in methods and methodology. Alongside this, we provide specific structured training for our PhD students. PhD researchers also organise and run their own annual research conference and attend research group seminars.

Surrey Business School and the Department of Health Care Management and Policy are also part of the prestigious ESRC-funded South East Doctoral Training Centre (SEDTC).

Funding

You may be considered for a Faculty postgraduate research studentship to cover fees and an annual stipend. Funding is also available through the ESRC-funded South East Doctoral Training Centre, which currently funds five students across the Faculty.

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Programme facts

Type of programme:

PhD

Programme length:

  • Full-time: 30-48 months
  • Part-time: 60-96 months

Start date:

September, January

Contact:

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries:

+44 (0)1483 686 300

admissions@surrey.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Our expectation is that you hold a Masters degree at a minimum of a merit level in business, management or a relevant discipline from an approved university. If you do not hold such a degree, you may be admitted providing you hold an upper second (2.1) Bachelors degree from an approved university or a professional or other qualification deemed to be appropriate.

Before you apply

Before applying, please download our research proposal guidance document for information on submitting a suitable research proposal.

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English language requirements

Non-native speakers of English will normally require IELTS 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6.5 in each component (or equivalent).

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Fees

Study mode UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time £4,120 £17,500
Part-time £2,060 £8,750

Please note these fees are for the academic year 2016/17 only. All fees are subject to annual review.

Overseas students applying for 2016 entry should please note that annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.

A complete list of all fees for our research programmes

Researcher Development Programme

Our researcher development programme provides a range of workshops and support mechanisms for our postgraduate researchers.

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Contact Us

General Enquiries:

+44 (0)1483 681 681

admissions@surrey.ac.uk

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