PhD MPhil MSc by research
School - School of Health Sciences
Subject area - Health Professions
MSc by Research (One year full-time or two years part-time)
Master of Philosophy (MPhil; one year full-time or two years part-time)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD; three years full-time or five years part-time)
- Part-time study option
- Distance Learning
- International students can apply
Subject OverviewRehabilitation Research
Led by Prof Alison Hammond, this research focuses on rehabilitation for chronic conditions, particularly musculoskeletal conditions (which affect 12% of the UK population). Our aim is to improve outcomes and quality of life for people with physically disabling conditions by utilising strategic lines of enquiry, mixed methods and working across the research spectrum. You can research into: development and evaluation of clinical measurement tools; understanding patients’ and their carers’ problems (e.g. surveys and qualitative research); understanding therapy and service contexts; testing existing and novel rehabilitation and patient education interventions, with a particular focus on clinical trials; dissemination and knowledge transfer of effective rehabilitation into practice.
In the national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 more than 80% of the School’s research was ranked as of ‘international quality’. Within the UK and Europe we are in the top 5% of research groups based in academic departments related to podiatry, physiotherapy, prosthetics, orthotics and occupational therapy.
You will also be able to do this PhD by distance learning with an October or April start date.