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)
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.
- Available full or part time, a PhD will enable you to develop expertise within your field through independent research, supported by a supervisor from within the School.
- Inter-disciplinary research, co-supervised by an academic from a different academic school, is also possible.
- PhD students join a well-supported and lively research community, with access to potential supervisors who are working on world-leading research.
- The PhD is awarded following submission of a thesis and successful completion of the viva voce (thesis defence).
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:
- Work and complex organisations and services
- Sociology of medicine
- Emotions and relationships within healthcare
- Cancer and palliative care
- Midwifery and maternity care
- Patient safety and risk
- Long-term conditions
- Teenagers and young adults
- Mental health
- Quantitative methods- clinical trial and cluster trial design, design of complex psychosocial interventions
- Qualitative methods- ethnography, narrative enquiry, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, realist evaluation
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.
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.
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
Name: Dr Katie Featherstone
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2091 7800