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PhD in Social Work

Standard duration: 3-4 years, Part-time: up to 7 years

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

The PhD in Social Work at Warwick offers you the opportunity to:
  • acquire skills in research if you aim to build a career in social work and social welfare scholarship
  • acquire transferable skills if you aim to build a professional career in social work which includes applied or action-orientated research
  • work with PhD supervisors whose research interests are varied and who are known internationally in their field
  • engage in research which makes a difference to the health and social care of diverse populations in Britain and beyond
Staff research interests fall into the following areas:
  • gender violence, child abuse, safety and well-being
  • ‘race’, ethnicity and migration
  • men, masculinity, health


Find out more about research degrees in the Centre for Lifelong Learning

Application Fact File

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree in a relevant subject

For the PhD in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning a Master's degree (or equivalents) in a relevant subject is required

English Language Requirements

Band A


All applications should be made online at

Application Deadline

Applications are welcomed from self-funded applicants until 30th November.

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rates)

Full-time £4,109, Part-time £2,465

Overseas (band 1):
Full-time £15,460, Part-time £9,276

Overseas (band 2):
Full-time £19,740, Part-time £11,844

Please note: These are the standard course fees. Check the fees page for a list of courses with non-standard fees.

Details of funding opportunities are available via the Graduate School.