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Postgraduate research training

A list of UK Higher Education Institutions that offer postgraduate research training opportunities

We recognize the need to increase the research capacity and capability of the nursing research workforce to build a dynamic knowledge base of sufficient depth and coverage. To support this, we have identified below those UK universities which offer some form of postgraduate research training opportunity, including taught doctorates.

This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all postgraduate courses. We recognise that many will incorporate a research module, but this list focuses on those courses specific to developing research capacity and capability, and the course will typically include the word research in its title. Please email suggestions and corrections to knowledge@rcn.org.uk

RCN Knowledge and Innovation Action Plan 2014-2018

Objective 5: Increase the research capacity and capability of the nursing research workforce

England


Anglia Ruskin

  • Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care

Birmingham

  • Clinical Health Research (MRes)
  • Health Research Methods (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)
  • MSc by Research

Canterbury

  • Practice Development and Innovation (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)

City

  • Clinical Research (MRes)
  • Health Services Research (MSc)

Derby

  • Doctorate in Health and Social Care Practice

Essex

  • Doctorate Health Care Education
  • Doctorate Health Services Management
  • Doctorate Public Health (Health Visiting)
  • Doctorate Nursing
  • Health Research (MSc)
  • Health & Organisational Research (MA)

Hull

  • Nursing and Health Studies (MRes)

King's College London

  • Clinical Research (MRes)
  • Implementation and Improvement Science (MSc)

Leeds

  • Clinical Research Methods (MSc)
  • Health Research (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)

Manchester

  • Clinical Research (MClin Res, PgDip Clin Res, PgCert Clin Res)
  • Evidence-based Health Care (MSc)
  • Health and Social Care (MRes HSC, PGDip Res HSC, PGCert Res HSC)

Nottingham

  • Quality and Patient Safety Improvement (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)
  • Research Methods (Health) (MA)

Portsmouth

  • Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care
  • Systematic Reviews in Health (PgCert)

Sheffield

  • Clinical Research (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)

Teesside

  • Doctorate in Health and Social Care Professional Practice
  • Clinical Research (MRes)
  • Evidence-Based Practice (MSc)
  • Advancing Quality Improvement in Health and Social Care (PgCert)
  • Clinical Research and Evidence-Based Medicine (PgCert)

Bath

  • Professional Doctorate in Health
  • Health and Wellbeing (MRes)
  • Research in Health Practice (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)

Bournemouth

  • Doctor of Professional Practice Health and Social Care

Central Lancashire

  • Professional Doctorate in Health
  • Clinical Research (MSc)

Cumbria

  • Practice Development (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)
  • Research Methods (by Distance Learning)

East Anglia

  • Clinical Research (MSc)

Exeter

  • Applied Health Services Research (MSc)

Huddersfield

  • Health Services Research (MSc)
  • Master's by Research (Nursing and Midwifery) (MSc)
  • Master's by Research (Applied Health Sciences (MSc)

Kingston & St George's

  • Clinical Research (MClinRes)
  • Master's by Research (MSc, MA)

Leicester

  • Applied Health Research (MRes, PgCert)
  • Quality and Safety in Healthcare (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)

Manchester Metropolitan

  • Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care

Newcastle

  • Clinical and Health Sciences with Clinical Research (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)
  • Clinical Research (MClinRes, PgDip, PgCert)
  • Clinical Research (Ageing/Leadership) (MClinRes, PgDip, PgCert)
  • Health Services Research (MSc, PgDip)
  • Public Health and Health Services Research (MSc, PGDip, PGCert)

Queen Mary, University of London

  • Health Care Research Methods (MSc, PgDip)

Southampton

  • Doctorate in Clinical Practice
  • Clinical and Health Research (MRes)

West London

  • Doctor of Nursing

York

  • MSc by Research
  • Applied Health Research (MSc, PgDip)
  • Health Research and Statistics (PgCert)

Bedfordshire

  • Professional Doctorate in Children & Young People's Services Leadership
  • Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice
  • MSc by Research

Brighton

  • Clinical Research (MRes, PgDip, PgCert)

Chester

  • Doctor of Professional Studies (DProf) in Health and Social Care

De Montfort

  • Master's by Research (MA, MSc)
  • Applied Health Studies (MRes, PgDip, PgCert)

Edge Hill

  • Clinical and Health Research (MRes)
  • Masters by Research (MRes)

Hertfordshire

  • Masters by Research (Adolescent, Child & Family Health)
  • Masters by Research (Health Services Research)
  • Masters by Research (Midwifery)
  • Masters by Research (Nursing)
  • Masters by Research (Older People's Health & Complex Conditions)
  • Masters by Research (Patient Experience & Public Involvement)
  • Professional Doctorate in Health Research

Lancaster

  • Clinical Research (MSc, PgCert)
  • Innovation and Improvement Science (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)

Lincoln

  • Health and Social Care Integration and Innovation (MSc)

London South Bank

  • Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care

Middlesex

  • Doctorate in Professional Studies (Health)

Northampton

  • Doctorate of Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

Plymouth

  • Clinical Research (MClinRes)

Salford

  • Professional Doctorate (Health and Social Care)

Sunderland

  • Professional Doctorate

Warwick

  • Health Research (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)
  • MSc by Research (Health Sciences)

Worcester

  • Doctor of Health Science

Northern Ireland


Scotland


Aberdeen

  • Research Methods for Health (online learning) (PgCert)

Edinburgh Napier

  • Clinical Research (PgCert)

Robert Gordon, Aberdeen

  • Doctorate of Professional Practice
  • Research in Health Professions (MRes)

Dundee

  • Quality Improvement (MSc)

Glasgow Caledonian

  • Professional Doctorate (Health, Social Care and Nursing)
  • Research Methods (MSc)

Stirling

  • Clinical Doctorate: Doctor of Nursing/Midwifery
  • Health Research (online) (MRes)

Edinburgh

  • MSc by Research in Nursing Studies
  • Nursing in Clinical Research (MN)

Queen Margaret, Edinburgh

  • Professional Doctorate (Health and Social Sciences)

West of Scotland

  • Professional Doctorate

Wales


Bangor

  • Implementing Evidence in Health & Social Care (MRes/PgCert)

Swansea

  • Doctorate in Professional Practice

Cardiff

  • Professional Doctorate in Advanced Healthcare Practice

Glyndwr

  • Professional Doctorate