Research course

Nursing and Midwifery: Mary Seacole Research Centre

De Montfort University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Professionally qualified and registered nurse or midwife. Plus for research degree: In order to be admitted as a candidate for MPhil, with or without the possibility of transfer to PhD, an applicant shall normally: possess a UK Honours degree with at least an upper second class honours, or an academic or professional qualification which the Higher Degrees Committee Sub-Committee deems to be equivalent and; demonstrate competence in the use of the English language to the satisfaction of the Higher Degrees Committee Sub-Committee.

On registration the higher degrees committee approve the name of the award, examples are PhD in child nursing, PhD in wound care, PhD in ethnicity.

Months of entry


Course content

MSRC supports research across the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences which engages with issues of ethnicity, diversity and the needs of migrant and minority groups. It also supports all research in the field of nursing and midwifery with particular reference to service delivery and clinical issues. DMU training has been recognised by the ESRC as suitable for all levels of graduate research: details of current research activities are shown in the Newsletter and annual reports available at

Department specialisms

Diversity in health and social care; infection control; chronic wounds. The centre will consider any proposal within the areas of nursing, midwifery and diversity in health and social care. Within the diversity field, the centre has a particular interest in ethnicity and health.

Information for international students

In addition to the normal modes, full and part time, international students may study in their home country employing the six week rule whereby a minimum of six weeks each year are spent in the UK at DMU. Need to obtain an English language standard of 6.5 IELTS (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

Normally self funded. From time to time opportunities such as research council funding, industrial funding and DMU bursaries are advertised and applications considered on a competitive basis. Students applying for funds from sources such as charities will be given help to apply.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
48 - 72 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Prof Mark Johnson
0116 201 3906