Surrey offers a great learning environment, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff, a fantastic campus and resources and a brilliant reputation. I feel very comfortable and supported working here, even under the pressure and workload the PhD brings.
The School of Health Sciences is a multi-professional teaching and research organisation and a leading provider of postgraduate and continuing professional development education. Our aim is to generate improvements in health and social care practice through high-quality education, partnership working, practice development and research.
We are rapidly establishing ourselves as an international centre for research, education and training in a variety of areas. Research activities within our School are focused on a range of areas relevant to medicine, health and social care and embrace evidence-based practice, policy and education. We have established a research base which drives and reflects innovation and change in clinical practice and medicine.
We actively encourage collaborative research between medical researchers from other disciplines, clinicians and NHS colleagues.
PhD students receive individual tuition in their specialist field, as well as tailored research training and seminars. Close links with practice are encouraged, and many research projects include collaborative work. There are regular research seminars and student-led discussions on methodology and other research issues. The opportunities for students with postgraduate qualifications from Surrey are very wide, and not limited to the area in which you have studied.
Examples of positions achieved by our students whilst studying for their postgraduate qualification with us include:
Read our Health Sciences PhD student case study.
The team also offers a range of core expertise in:
Every year we offer a number of funded studentships. These are advertised on the Faculty Graduate School website as and when they become available.
All postgraduate researchers are eligible for the University’s Postgraduate Student of the Year award.
October, January, April, July
Candidates should have a good honours degree (upper second) in an appropriate discipline, but prior experience in research or health and social care may be acceptable. Enthusiasm for, and commitment to, independent study is essential, as is a good command of the English language. Please contact the Faculty Graduate School to discuss your experience and qualifications.
IELTS minimum overall: 7.0
IELTS minimum by component: 6.5
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.
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Please note these fees are for the academic year 2014/15 only. All fees are subject to annual review.
Our researcher development programme provides a range of workshops and support mechanisms for our postgraduate researchers.
Experienced staff in our International Student Office are available to help from the moment you consider studying at the University. We offer professional advice on immigration, visa issues, entry qualifications, pre-departure information, employment regulations and international student welfare.
Dr Wrigley explains how a PhD in Health Sciences has boosted her career.
Pioneering urine test could be available in GPs' surgeries worldwide by 2015.
The University of Surrey is leading a pioneering research project that could transform cancer care – and significantly reduce healthcare costs – by enabling cancer care clinicians to monitor patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast, bowel and blood cancers via mobile phone.
International Care Ethics (ICE) Observatory aims to shine new light on ethics in health and social care.
Postgraduate reseracher in the School of Health and Social Care.
Project aims to improve support for vulnerable children with a seriously ill family member.
At Surrey we are committed to enhancing our portfolio of postgraduate programmes to meet the demands from industry. This year we have introduced 13 new Postgraduate Masters courses which will prepare the way forward for your exciting future.
Study reveals more than eight in ten men living with prostate cancer may not be getting the nursing care they need to cope with the life-changing side effects of treatment.
Deborah Macartney is Senior Tutor (Community Specialist Practice). "I entered the nursing profession as mental handicap nurse, working within a hospital and community home setting. I then gained valuable experience as an RGN in accident & emergency, followed by a position as a nurse practitioner within a nurse-led minor injuries unit. Now in my capacity as Senior Tutor and Director of Studies for the Primary and Community Care programmes, I have a particular interest in policy development, advanced practice and clinical risk management. My teaching mainly focuses on developing knowledge and understanding related to error prevention and improving patient safety."
"I’m a principal cognitive behavioural psychotherapist for the NHS, which involves advising other clinicians around the country on difficult-to treat patients."
Dr Karen Ballard spent an extraordinary year working with mothers-to-be in Ethiopia.
Dr Ann Gallagher, Reader in Nursing Ethics and Director of the International Centre for Nursing Ethics, has written articles and appeared on radio to discuss the ethical questions raised by the mental health tribunal about the care of Ian Brady on the ethics of force-feeding.
Professor Tom Quinn, Associate Dean for Health and Medical Strategy in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, has been awarded the top research prize at the TRUST ‘Making an Impact: what’s new in emergency pre-hospital care research?’ conference in Cardiff.
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