Nursing Studies

PhD/MPhil Nursing Studies

The PhD/MPhil Nursing Studies programme is an advanced research degree for students wishing to conduct in-depth independent research on an area, to contribute to nursing knowledge and evidence. It offers the student a chance to make a significant contribution to knowledge in nursing.



Start date

Recommended start dates are September and January. 

You should submit your application at least two months before the proposed start date.

Length of study

MPhil: two years full-time, four years part-time

PhD: three years full-time, six years part-time

Programme director Dr Sheila Rodgers

Why study this programme?

Reasons why you should study this programme.

Contents and structure

Find out how your research will be structured.

Potential PhD titles

A list of potential PhD titles supervised by Nursing Studies staff.

How to apply

Entry requirements for the PhD/MPhil in Nursing Studies.

Research environment

We offer a lively research environment with a mix of research interests and methods.

PhD MPhil progression table

The research programme involves a number of key activities over the period of study

Doctoral Training Fellowship Opportunity

The British Geriatrics Society has partnered with the Dunhill Medical Trust to co-fund three Doctoral Training Fellowships to support front-line health professionals undertake research relevant to age-related diseases and frailty. Eligible candidates include doctors, nurses and allied health professionals working with older people. One award will be made per year over the next three years, with each award covering the costs of a three-year Fellowship.

Applications close 2nd August 2019

Related links

PhD by Distance

Scholarships and Student Funding Information