Nursing Studies

As one of the first universities to offer a nursing degree in the UK (since 1956), the University of Edinburgh has a long tradition of preparing graduate nurses. We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, as well as continuing professional development courses. The undergraduate programme is a four-year programme which leads to a Bachelor of Nursing degree and registration as a nurse (adult branch). There are also several postgraduate degree programmes from taught MSc/Diplomas to PhD.

We offer a lively research environment that has a mix of interests and methods, we engage in innovative social science research which aims to improve patient and family experiences, develop practice and enhance nurse education through empirical and conceptual research. 

Nursing Studies Highlights

Highlight of the month:ICN Chief Executive visits Nursing Studies

Aisha Holloway's Inaugural Lecture Watch our Head of Nursing Studie's Inaugural Lecture titled, "Complex Alcohol Interventions: the trials, theory and logic"

Elsie Stephenson memorial lectures Details of our historic Elsie Stephenson lectures from 2012 onward

Nursing Studies Highlights Every two years we produce a publication that showcases some of the wonderful contributions our students and staff make to nursing

Our staff are the best in the world, and they welcome engagement with prospective students, the media and others who share an interest in nursing.

Our academic staff


PhD Students