This course is for advanced health or social care practitioners with postgraduate qualifications, who want to take an innovative lead in their speciality through original, published research.
Our team members specialise in health and social care research areas including acute care, allied heath, public health, and family and child health.
We’ll ask you to focus your work on an aspect of policy and practice, with a view to influencing approaches in your organisation or specialty locally, regionally or nationally.
Stage one of the programme features six workshops per year, to support you as you frame your dissertation proposal and build an initial portfolio of three 7,000-word research papers.
An academic supervisor will guide you during this phase and throughout stage two, when you’ll research and draft your dissertation en route to the DProf qualification.
High quality research training and regular academic events, such as research seminars and conferences, are features of the programme.
Supervision and support
We can supervise projects in most areas of acute care, allied heath, public health, and family and child health. The group has particular expertise in the following:
- Carer and service user perspectives
- Research with older people
- Social work practice
- Educational practice
- Workplace stress
- Research with children and young people.
These are just a few examples. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss your ideas.
Where you'll research
Your faculty -
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly and experienced staff.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
Visit your faculty - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/health-social-care-and-education
Where can I study?
Chelmsford - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/life-on-campus/chelmsford-campus
Cambridge - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/life-on-campus/cambridge-campus
Anglia Ruskin's academic excellence was recognised in 2014, as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise which assesses the quality of academic research. Twelve areas of our work were classed as generating world-leading research. The results showed that we're making a significant impact on economies, societies, the environment and culture in all corners of the globe. http://www.anglia.ac.uk/research/ref2014
You’ll receive comprehensive postgraduate training and develop transferrable skills that will equip you for your research project and wider career.
These skills include research planning, use of research methods and techniques, development of theoretical concepts, research analysis, conference presentation, academic writing and publishing.
We’ll encourage you to publish articles during your research project and present your findings at conferences, including those we hold here at the University.
Many of our research graduates enhance their careers by using their findings to recommend new policies or pilot new practice, locally or nationally.
If you're interested in finding out more about research study opportunities, please email our Programme Director, Dr Leslie Gelling ([email protected]
) or our Programme Administrator, Vicky Stevenson ([email protected]