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 david.ocarroll@rcn.org.uk.


England


Anglia Ruskin

  • Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care

Bath

  • Professional Doctorate in Health (DHealth)
  • Health and Wellbeing (MRes)

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 (Nursing, Applied Health Research)

Bolton

  • Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care

Bournemouth

  • Nursing (MRes)
  • Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health (MRes)
  • Health Research (MSc)

Brighton

  • Health Research (MRes, PgDip, PgCert)

Cambridge

  • Clinical research, education and leadership (PgCert)

Central Lancashire

  • Clinical Studies (DProf)
  • Clinical Research (MSc)

Chester

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

Coventry

  • Professional Doctorate of Health Studies (DHS)

Cumbria

  • Practice Development (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)

De Montfort

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

Derby

  • Doctorate in Health and Social Care Practice

East Anglia

  • Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care
  • Clinical Research (MSc, PgDip)
  • Health Sciences (MSc Res)

Edge Hill

  • Masters by Research (MRes)

Essex

  • Professional Doctorate (multiple areas)
  • Health Research (MSc)

Exeter

  • Health Research Methods (MSc)

Gloucestershire

  • Nursing MSc by Research

Hertfordshire

  • Professional Doctorate in Health Research
  • Masters by Research (various, including Nursing and Midwifery)

Huddersfield

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

Keele

  • Health Professional Doctorate - Nursing (DNursing)

King's College London

  • Clinical Research (MRes)

Kingston & St George's

  • Clinical Research (MClinRes)
  • Healthcare Research Skills and Methods (PgCert)

Lancaster

  • Clinical Research (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)
  • Quantitative and translational skills in global health (MRes)

Leeds

  • Health Research (PgDip, PgCert)

Leicester

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

Lincoln

  • Master's by Research (Health and Social Care) (MA, MSc)

Liverpool John Moores

  • Health and wellbeing (MRes)

London South Bank

  • Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care

Manchester

  • Doctorate in Professional Practice (DProf)
  • Clinical Research (MClin Res, PgDip Clin Res, PgCert Clin Res)
  • 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 and Health Sciences with Clinical Research (MClinRes, PgDip, PgCert)
  • Clinical Research (MClinRes, PgDip, PgCert)
  • Health Services Research (MSc, PgDip)
  • Public Health and Health Services Research (MSc, PGDip, PGCert)

Northampton

  • Doctorate of Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

Northumbria

  • Healthcare Professional Practice (MRes)

Nottingham

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

Oxford

  • Evidence-Based Health Care (MSc)
  • Evidence-Based Health Care (Medical Statistics) (MSc)
  • Evidence-Based Health Care (Systematic Reviews) (MSc)
  • Qualitative Health Research Methods (PgCert)

Oxford Brookes

  • Professional Doctorate in Nursing (DNurs)

Plymouth

  • Clinical Research (MClinRes)

Portsmouth

  • Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care
  • Science (Health and Social Care) MRes

Queen Mary, University of London

  • Health Care Research Methods (MSc, PgDip)

Salford

  • Professional Doctorate (Health and Social Care)
  • Using and disseminating evidence into practice (PgCert)

Sheffield

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

Southampton

  • Clinical and Health Research (MRes)

Sunderland

  • Professional Doctorate (DProf)

Teesside

  • Clinical Research (MRes)
  • Doctor of Professional Practice

Warwick

  • Health Research (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)

West London

  • Professional Doctorate in Nursing (DNurs), Midwifery (DMid), Health Studies (DHS)
  • Improvement Science (MSc)

Wolverhampton

  • Professional Practice in Healthcare (Research and Enterprise) MSc, PgDip, PgCert

York

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

Northern Ireland


Ulster

  • Advanced methods in research and development in health and social care (Pg Short Course)

Scotland


Aberdeen

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

Dundee

  • Professional Doctorate in Health Sciences (DHSci)
  • Clinical Audit and Research for Healthcare Professionals (PgCert)
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety) (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)

Edinburgh

  • MSc by Research in Nursing Studies
  • Clinical Trials (online learning) (MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev)

Glasgow

  • Health Professions Education (with Research) (MSc)

Highlands and Islands

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

Queen Margaret, Edinburgh

  • Professional Doctorate
  • Master of Research (MRes)

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)
  • Masters by Research (MRes) (Ageing and Dementia Studies; Health Economics, Implementation)

Cardiff

  • Professional Doctorate in Health Studies (DHS)

Swansea

  • MSc by Research (Health and Wellbeing)

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