Our Nursing Studies postgraduate students have an outstanding record of contributing to the knowledge and evidence base in nursing. The programme also has a strong tradition of welcoming students from overseas, as well as the UK.
Our main areas of research activity and development currently relate to the themes of experience of health and illness, and organisation and policy for person-centred care.
The main areas of study we can supervise for doctoral research are:
emotions and care
addictions and substance misuse
community care and leadership
patient safety and quality issues.
We have expertise in a range of qualitative and quantitative and mixed methods research approaches.
Training and support
The MSc by Research in Nursing Studies provides students with an advanced understanding of research design, data collection and data analysis issues in nursing.
The programme is designed for qualified practitioners and graduates and enables students to develop their understanding of debates about research, evidence and practice in relation to nursing and related fields.
The distinctive features of this degree include:
integration of generic social science and discipline-specific nursing studies research training and development;
social science approaches to research training in nursing studies; and
close links with other disciplines including medicine.