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Nursing and Midwifery (PhD/MPhil)

PhD 3 years, MPhil 1 year (Full-time) / PhD 5 years, MPhil 3 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

Programme Aims

Undertaking a PhD at Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies offers an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of a particular topic, and to undertake research that will make an original contribution to knowledge within your professional field. A PhD will equip you with the research skills and advanced knowledge needed for a career in research, or to pursue advanced opportunities in the field of nursing.

Special Features

Programme Description

The School welcomes applications from students interested in pursuing a research degree examining nursing, medicine, health and social care whose topics of interest fit with the research interests of our senior staff.

Research areas include:

Research Expertise

In addition, we have expertise in the design of feasibility and multi method studies, the development and evaluation of empirically-based instruments and the systematic review (Cochrane), synthesis and translation of evidence.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should be in possession of a Masters or First or Upper Second Class Honours degree in an appropriate subject, and also a relevant professional qualification or relevant professional practice.

Candidates whose first language is not English will normally be expected to obtain a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Tuition Fees:

  • UK & EU Full Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
  • UK & EU Part Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
  • International Full Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
  • International Part Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below

Next intake: October each year

School Contact

Name: Dr Katie Featherstone  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2091 7800 



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