Research course

Nursing and Midwifery

Cardiff University · School of Healthcare Science

Entry requirements

Applicants should be in possession of a Masters or First or Upper Second Class Honours degree in an appropriate subject, and also a relevant professional qualification or relevant professional practice.

Months of entry


Course content

Undertaking a PhD at Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies offers an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of a particular topic, and to undertake research that will make an original contribution to knowledge within your professional field. A PhD will equip you with the research skills and advanced knowledge needed for a career in research, or to pursue advanced opportunities in the field of nursing.

  • Available full or part time, a PhD will enable you to develop expertise within your field through independent research, supported by a supervisor from within the School.
  • Inter-disciplinary research, co-supervised by an academic from a different academic school, is also possible.
  • PhD students join a well-supported and lively research community, with access to potential supervisors who are working on world-leading research.
  • The PhD is awarded following submission of a thesis and successful completion of the viva voce (thesis defence).

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Information for international students

Candidates whose first language is not English will normally be expected to obtain a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Katie Featherstone
+44 (0)29 2091 7800