Our PhD/MPhil programme is supported by a commitment to an international standard of research. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, York was rated in the top five of large Social Policy and Social Work departments in the country. The majority of our staff have been assessed as either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' researchers.
As one of the largest centres for social research in Europe we are able to offer supervision in a wide range of areas, for example:
You will be part of a Graduate School with a wide range of backgrounds from across the globe, making our Department one of the most academically stimulating to study in.
You will also be provided with office accommodation and computing facilities, and the opportunity to participate in seminars to explore ideas with other Graduate School students and researchers.
We welcome applications for research degrees in all areas of social policy and social work.
You will be normally expected to hold an Upper Second or First Class Honours degree, although if you have other relevant experience, you can discuss your options with the Director of the Graduate School. If you wish to pursue research on a social work topic, you should also have a good background in social work theory and practice. Likewise, if you wish to do research in social policy, you should have a firm background in the subject.
International students: if English is not your first language you should also read the English Language requirements for postgraduate study.
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