By choosing to research health, nursing or midwifery as a postgraduate at Hull you will be joining a vibrant and supportive research community. The Faculty of Health and Social Care offers high quality postgraduate research opportunities to students from a range of professional backgrounds. We are a rapidly expanding faculty with more than 115 academic staff, with diverse research interests and methodological expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research. Our growing community of full- and part-time research students benefits from the guidance of a strong team of committed and experienced supervisors and a lively and supportive and research setting.
We offer the following postgraduate research options:
MRes Nursing and Health Studies
The MRes is for nurses, midwives and members of related professions who wish to learn more about research in an innovative, tailor-made programme, but who do not yet wish to commit to a full PhD. It is suitable for practitioners whose role involves a significant element of research – such as nurse consultants or clinical specialists – or those who wish to develop a career in higher education.
MPhil Nursing and Health Studies
This programme is for nurses, midwives and members of related professions who wish to undertake a complex research project under the guidance of an experienced academic supervisor. It is aimed at professionals, such as nurse consultants or clinical specialists - who wish to develop their research skills to a high level and apply them in the context of their work, or those who wish to develop a career in higher education.
PhD Nursing and Health Studies
A PhD is the ultimate form of student-centred learning. This programme is for nurses, midwives and related professionals who wish to undertake a complex and original independent research project under the guidance of an experienced academic supervisor. It is aimed at professionals who wish to develop advanced research skills with a view to becoming independent researchers, or those who wish to develop a career in higher education.
The main research activities in the School of Health and Social Work are carried out within the following groups:
Health Technology, Innovation and Intervention
- Feeding difficulty in older people with dementia
- Nursing workforce development
- Instrument development
- Practices in continence care and infection control
Maternal, Reproductive, Relationships and Sexual Health
- Psychological impact of pregnancy and childbirth
- Complementary methods in maternity settings
- Perinatal mental health
- Psycho-sexual health
- Sex education and sexual health awareness in care settings
- Healthcare law and ethics
- Military medical ethics
- Public health and health visiting
Wellbeing in Long-term Conditions
- Skin health and skin integrity
- Mental wellbeing
- Medicines management
- Behaviour change interventions
We particularly welcome applications in these areas but are very happy to discuss any potential project.
Dr. Moira Graham
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Open for admission in 2017/18
MPhil: 2 years (full-time)
/ 3 years (part-time)
PhD: 4 years (full-time)
/ 7 years (part-time)
MRes: 2 years (full-time)
/ 3 years (part-time)
Home/EU: £4,195 (full-time) / £2,098 (part-time)
These fees are for all Health, Nursing and Midwifery research degrees research programmes on this page. For courses lasting more than one year, small annual increases may apply. For more information, please visit www.hull.ac.uk/money.
The Postgraduate Training Scheme
It is now widely recognised by employers, professional bodies and research funding agencies that specialist expertise alone is not sufficient preparation either for research or a subsequent career. With this in mind, the University of Hull requires all its postgraduate research students to follow a research training programme relating both to their particular field of study and to generic skills; for example, information technology and communication skills.