Find out how your research will be structured.
Timeline for a PhD or MPhil
In the first year, students typically choose a number of optional taught postgraduate courses from within the School of Health, or other Schools within the University, as appropriate to their research programme, and as agreed with their supervisor.
Subsequent years of the PhD programme primarily focus on recruitment of study participants, data collection and analysis of the main research, which can then be written up and completed by the end of the third year
|Full-time PhD students||Months 1-12||Months 13-24||Months 25-36|
|Part-time PhD students||Months 1-24||Months 25-48||Months 49-72|
|Full-time MPhil students||Months 1-9||Months 9-18||Months 19-24|
|Part-time MPhil students||Months 1-12||Months 13-36||Months 37-48|
Taking research training courses
Designing the research
Applying for ethical approval
Preparing Review Board paper (PhD and MPhil only)
Ongoing - develop research and transferable skills
Generating and analysing data
Continuing to review literature
Ongoing - developing research and transferable skills
Completing data analysis
Other dissemination (e.g. conference papers)
As a PhD/MPhil student in Nursing Studies you will also be able to attend a wide range of postgraduate seminar courses in the School of Health in Social Science and related disciplines within the University, including the Institute of Academic Development (IAD).