About Research Fees Entry How to apply Faculty of Health Sciences Health, Nursing and Midwifery research degrees Postgraduate - Research PhD Looking for a funded PhD? Check out our current PhD scholarship opportunities now PhD Scholarships About our programmes 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 many qualitative and quantitative research techniques. 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 research setting. We offer the following postgraduate research options: PhD Nursing and PhD 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 pursue a career in higher education. Research supervisors Dr Timothy Buescher Details Open for admission in 2019/20 Full time Part time PhD 3 years* 5 years* * plus writing-up time Start in January, May or September Get in touch Admissions +44 (0)1482 466850 International Enquiries Research 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 Asexuality 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. PhD/MPhil enquiries: Dr. Moira Graham +44 (0)1482 464514 Related courses MSc in Colonoscopy MSc in Gastroenterology Care PGCert Educator in Practice MSc in Advanced Practice PGCert Practice Teacher Social Work research degrees MSc in Health Studies Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery (Short Programme) 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. Postgraduate Training Scheme "The teaching staff have helped me bring together my skills and experiences and apply them to my studies and practice. Studying at Hull gave me the chance to shine.” Timothy Buescher, PhD Health Studies Fees and funding Home/EU: £4,327 (full-time) Home/EU: £2,163 (part-time) International: £16,000 (full-time) These fees are for all research degree programmes on this page. For courses lasting more than one year, small annual increases may apply. For more information, please visit the fees and funding page. The standard length of a full-time PhD programme is three years, or five years part-time, plus 'writing-up'. For full-time students, writing up typically takes about three months but may be extended to one year without further paperwork. For part-time students, writing up typically takes one year, but may be extended to two years without further paperwork. There is a small continuation fee to be paid for the writing-up period. The continuation fee is partly reimbursed, if you submit in less than one year (full-time) or less than two years (part-time). For information about bursaries and how to fund your studies see our money page, or take a look at our PhD scholarships page for specific funded PhD opportunities. The University’s Postgraduate Training Scheme (PGTS) provides a range of generic and discipline-specific modules to support research students through their programme. Find out more The library has an exclusive lounge for postgraduate research students and a dedicated Skills Team to provide a wide range of study and research skills help. Find out more The Graduate School provides support to postgraduate research students. Offering skills development opportunities and dedicated facilities, the school is here to help you achieve your potential. Find out more Research at Hull tackles big challenges and makes an impact on lives globally, every day. Our current research portfolio spans everything from health to habitats, food to flooding and supply chain to slavery. Find out more Entry requirements For entry onto one of our PhDs, you should normally have, or expect to obtain at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in nursing, health or a health related area. Applicants wanting to register for the PhD Nursing must have a Nursing or Midwifery professional qualification. Applicants for the PhD Health Studies must have a health related honours degree or qualification. With your application, you should also submit a +- 2000 word research proposal outlining your research topic, the significance of the proposed study, the gap in the knowledge base the proposed research will address and your proposed methodology. International students If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses. Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.