Key Facts

Subject area: Nursing
Programme: PhD / MPhil
Duration: PhD – 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
MPhil – 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Starting Date: Any time of the year
Entry Requirements: See here
International entry requirements We accept a range of qualifications from other institutions.
Standard English Language requirements apply. Details here.

Research Staff and Students

The Research Institute for Social Sciences and the School of Nursing and Midwifery have a developing portfolio of active researchers and supervisors. We have academics from a range of nursing and midwifery backgrounds who are able to support Masters, MPhil and PhD students in a variety of research topics around nursing, using a range of research methodologies. We usually work in small supervisory teams across the University, to ensure that students receive the best possible supervision at all times. Specialist areas of supervisory support include the areas of end of life and palliative care, respiratory nursing, bereavement, loss and transition, learning disability and user and carer involvement in research.


The Clinical Education Centre, which opened in September 2004, is a contemporary, state-of-the-art, building which houses not only the School of Nursing and Midwifery, but also incorporates part of the well-established Undergraduate and Postgraduate School of Medicine. The spacious and light interior of the building consists of seminar rooms, extensive clinical skills laboratories, inter-professional Health Library and IT laboratories, which not only provide high-tech learning and teaching facilities, but also allow and encourage multi-disciplinary learning and team working, an approach that we believe is key to developing a professional healthcare workforce for the future.

  • Palliative care and loss
  • Respiratory nursing
  • Learning disability
  • User and carer involvement in research 

Contact Details

Administrator Helen Farrell
Tel : (+44) 01782 733641
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