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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

Central Lancashire

  • Professional Doctorate in Health
  • Clinical Research (MSc)

Cumbria

  • Practice Development (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)

East Anglia

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

Exeter

  • Applied Health Services Research (MSc)

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)
  • Public Health (Health Services Research) (MPH)

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)

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

Chester

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

De Montfort

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

Edge Hill

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

Hertfordshire

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

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

  • 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)

City

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

Derby

  • Doctorate in Health and Social Care Practice

Essex

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

Huddersfield

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

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)
  • Nursing: Research (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)

Sunderland

  • Professional Doctorate

Warwick

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

Northern Ireland


Scotland


Aberdeen

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

Glasgow Caledonian

  • Professional Doctorate
  • Master of Research (MRes)

Stirling

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

Dundee

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

Queen Margaret, Edinburgh

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

Edinburgh

  • MSc by Research in Nursing Studies

Robert Gordon, Aberdeen

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

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)
  • Implementing Evidence in Health & Social Care (MRes/PgCert)
  • MSc by Research (Ageing and Dementia Studies; Health Economics)

Cardiff

  • Professional Doctorate in Advanced Healthcare Practice (DAHP)

Swansea

  • Doctorate in Professional Practice (DProf)