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Nursing & Human Sciences - Research

Entry requirements

To register for a postgraduate research degree, a candidate must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Second Class Honours or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

I.PhD applicants should hold a masters degree by research from a recognised university.

II.Applicants who do not hold a postgraduate research qualification e.g. Masters by Research (or equivalent) are only eligible to register on the 'PhD-track register' which is stage 1 of the PhD programme. On successful completion of the transfer process (report and interview within 21 months of their start date) a student on the 'PhD-track register' will be transferred to the 'PhD register' with effect from their original start date in the university. Students who do not successfully complete the transfer may be eligible to graduate with a Masters at this stage.

III.For those interested in applying for a Masters degree by research, an honours primary degree is necessary (preferably at least 2:1) in the discipline in which they intend to undertake the research.

It may also be possible to move from the Masters register to the PhD register on successful completion of a transfer process, as outlined above, if the student made sufficient progress.

Duration

DCD14 PhD - Nursing & Human Sciences (Full-Time)
DCD15 PhD - Nursing & Human Sciences (Part-Time)
DCD16 Master of Science - Nursing & Human Sciences (Full-Time)
DCD17 Master of Science - Nursing & Human Sciences (Part-Time)
DCD18 PhD-track - Nursing & Human Sciences (Part-Time)
DCD19 PhD-track - Nursing & Human Sciences (Full-Time)

Research areas

The School of Nursing and Human Sciences is to the fore in developing the practitioners, partners and policy makers of tomorrow. With health policy and health care topping the agenda at home and abroad, our research community focuses on a big picture of health and well-being – body and mind, lifecycle and lifestyle, choices and decisions, young and old, whole population and vulnerable groups.

Against a backdrop of ageing societies, rising expectations, proliferating technologies and tightening budgets, we are rethinking health and care with an evidence-based, research-led approach. Combining scientific and social scientific inquiry, we are creating a richer, fuller picture of health and well-being. We focus on what makes people unwell and what may help them to be as well as they can. Our research emphasises autonomy, quality of life and quality of care for the individual; and a sustainable, cost effective response from society to all, especially the most vulnerable.

We are developing best practice – and the best people – in Nursing, Health and Society, Psychology and Psychotherapy. The School has a high national and international impact in funding, publications and attracting post-graduates and post-doctoral researchers. You can read about our 10 priority research themes in the Interests and Expertise section.

Interests and Expertise

Living Well With Illness, Disability and Technology
Cognitive and Behavioural Neurosciences
Child Health
Health Systems Research
Translational Biomedical Sciences
Transforming Dialogues in Mental Health and Psychotherapy
Dementia and Positive Ageing
Ethical Issues in Healthcare
Nutrition and Exercise
Society, Health and Sexuality

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