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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

Bath

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

Bedfordshire

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

Birmingham

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

Bournemouth

  • Doctor of Professional Practice Health and Social Care

Brighton

  • Clinical Research (MRes, PgDip, PgCert)

Central Lancashire

  • Professional Doctorate in Health
  • Clinical Research (MSc)

Chester

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

City

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

Cumbria

  • Practice Development (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)

De Montfort

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

Derby

  • Doctorate in Health and Social Care Practice

East Anglia

  • Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care
  • Clinical Research (MSc)
  • Health Research (MSc)

Edge Hill

  • Master of Clinical Research (MClin Res)
  • Master of Health Research (MHealth Res)
  • Masters by Research (MRes)

Essex

  • Doctorate (multiple areas)
  • Health Research (MSc)
  • Health & Organisational Research (MA)

Exeter

  • Applied Health Services Research (MSc)

Hertfordshire

  • Masters by Research (multiple areas)
  • Professional Doctorate in Health Research

Huddersfield

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

King's College London

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

Lancaster

  • Clinical Research (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)
  • Global health: translational research and quantitative skills (MRes)
  • Innovation and improvement science (MSc)

Leeds

  • Health Research (PgDip, PgCert)

Leicester

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

Lincoln

  • Health and Social Care Integration and Innovation (MSc)
  • MSc by Research (Health and Social Care) (MSc)

London South Bank

  • Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care

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)

Manchester Metropolitan

  • Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care

Middlesex

  • Doctorate in Professional Studies (Health)

Newcastle

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

Northampton

  • Doctorate of Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

Nottingham

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

Oxford Brookes

  • Professional Doctorate in Nursing (DNurs)

Plymouth

  • Clinical Research (MClinRes)

Portsmouth

  • Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care

Queen Mary, University of London

  • Health Care Research Methods (MSc, PgDip)

Salford

  • Professional Doctorate (Health and Social Care)
  • Nursing: Research (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)

Sheffield

  • Clinical Research (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)
  • Public Health (Health Services Research) (MPH)

Southampton

  • Clinical Doctoral Research Scheme
  • Clinical and Health Research (MRes)

Sunderland

  • Professional Doctorate

Teesside

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

Warwick

  • Health Research (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)

West London

  • Doctor of Nursing

York

  • Applied Health Research (MSc)
  • Health Research and Statistics (PgCert)

Northern Ireland


Scotland


Aberdeen

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

Dundee

  • Nursing (Research) (MSc)
  • Health Studies (Research) (MSc)

Edinburgh

  • MSc by Research in Nursing Studies

Glasgow

  • Health Professions Education (with Research) (MSc)

Highlands and Islands

  • Healthcare Quality Improvement (PgCert)
  • Research Methods (PgCert)

Queen Margaret, Edinburgh

  • Professional Doctorate
  • Master of Clinical Research (MClinRes)
  • Master of Research (MRes)

Robert Gordon, Aberdeen

  • Research Methods (PgCert)

Stirling

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

West of Scotland

  • Doctor of Professional Studies (DProf)
  • Master of Research (MRes)

Wales


Bangor

  • Professional Doctorate in Healthcare (DHealthcare)
  • Applied Health Research (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)
  • Leading Quality Improvement (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)
  • MSc by Research (Ageing and Dementia Studies; Health Economics)

Swansea

  • Doctorate in Professional Practice (DProf)