1. Students interested in pursuing Research Degrees will approach a potential Supervisor or Postgraduate Student Adviser. Supervisors will notify the Postgraduate Student Adviser of intending students.
  2. Applicants will prepare a proposal of 2000 - 3000 words, which will incorporate:
    • Background to the study
    • Access issues
    • Research questions
    • Ethical issues
    • Methods
    • A consideration of feasibility (including funding issues)
    • A methodological discussion
    • Implications for care (if applicable)
    • Congruence with our research strategy
    • Timetable.
  3. The proposal must be discussed with the Supervisor(s), including timescales for intended application.
  4. Applicants should apply via UKPASS.
  5. On submission of an application, a sub-committee of the Higher Degrees Committee is formed, and an admissions interview convened.
  6. The admissions interview is convened to examine:
    1. the suitability of the proposal for PhD studies in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
    2. the appropriateness and composition of the supervisory team
    3. matters of resource and support required by the student.
  7. On successful admission, the original application is passed to the School Secretary for onward transmission to the Faculty Board. This will also be ratified at the next appropriate Higher Degrees Committee.
  8. A Thesis Monitoring Committee is appointed and this committee monitors students progress.

Candidates for MPhil or PhD must hold a good honours degree (First class or 2.1) and/or a Master's Degree . Accredited Prior (Experiential) Learning (APEL) may apply. Candidates are encouraged to discuss their proposed area of research with either a potential supervisor and/or the Postgraduate Student Adviser Dr Elaine Lee


For more details regarding postgraduate applications please visit the Postgraduate webpage.