Nursing PhD/MSc by Research

Suitable candidates for the PhD/MSc by Research can register on the basis of either full or part time study in a range of nursing related topics. As a research student you have opportunities to interact with other researchers from a wide range of academic disciplines. Within the School our postgraduate researchers have access to a variety of postgraduate courses to support the development of research skills.

Course fact file

Type of Course: Doctoral research

Study Options: Full time, part time

Duration: PhD – 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time; MSc by Research – 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Start date: Research degrees may start at any time of the year, though for most this will be September each year

Contact

Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences Graduate School: Professor Steve Watson

You can contact us on +44 (0)121 414 5005

Details

Suitable candidates for the PhD/MSc by Research can register on the basis of either full or part time study in a range of nursing related topics. As a research student you have opportunities to interact with other researchers from a wide range of academic disciplines. Within the School our postgraduate researchers have access to a variety of postgraduate courses to support the development of research skills.

Our research focuses on the development of research in key themtic areas that reflect the interests of our staff.

Fees and funding

Standard fees apply, although in some projects a bench fee is also payable 
Learn more about fees and funding

Scholarships and studentships

 

Scholarships may be available. Contact financialsupport@bham.ac.uk for more information. 

 

International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government. For further information see here.

Entry requirements

Learn more about entry requirements

International students
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries – learn more about international entry requirements

Standard English language requirements apply

How to apply

When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages

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Contact

Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences Graduate School: Professor Steve Watson

You can contact us on +44 (0)121 414 5005

Research interests of staff

  • Psychological Health & Well-being: (Particularly - psychological trauma populations, psychological treatment interventions, performance enhancement, humanitarian assistance, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, mixed research methodologies, Interpretative Phenomenology, severe and enduring mental health problems, hoarding and obsessive compulsive disorder) 
    Contact: Dr Derek Farrell
  • Enf of Life Care: (Particularly the organisation and management of end of life care, end of life care in the emergency department, Cultural issues associated with end of life care. 
    Contact: Dr Cara Bailey
  • Management and Organisation of Care: Leadership and management of care, particularly with regard to nursing and the ward manager role. 
    Contact: Dr Alistair Hewison

Contact

Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences Graduate School: Professor Steve Watson

You can contact us on +44 (0)121 414 5005

Employability

Following graduation, Postgraduate Researchers in the College MDS gain employment in a variety of areas though with a majority continuing in research, mostly in Academia but also in the Health,  Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology sectors.  Others pursue careers in Education, Publishing, Intellectual Property Protection, Technology Innovation, Business, and more besides.

Find out more about where our postgraduate students go

Contact

Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences Graduate School: Professor Steve Watson

You can contact us on +44 (0)121 414 5005