Research course


Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

Entry to our research programmes usually requires a Honours degree with a first or 2.1 classification, or the equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The Research Institute for Social Sciences and the School of Nursing and Midwifery have a developing portfolio of active researchers and supervisors. We have academics from a range of nursing and midwifery backgrounds who are able to support Masters, MPhil and PhD students in a variety of research topics around nursing, using a range of research methodologies. We usually work in small supervisory teams across the University, to ensure that students receive the best possible supervision at all times. Specialist areas of supervisory support include the areas of end of life and palliative care, respiratory nursing, bereavement, loss and transition, learning disability and user and carer involvement in research.

The Clinical Education Centre, which opened in September 2004, is a contemporary, state-of-the-art, building which houses not only the School of Nursing and Midwifery, but also incorporates part of the well-established Undergraduate and Postgraduate School of Medicine. The spacious and light interior of the building consists of seminar rooms, extensive clinical skills laboratories, inter-professional Health Library and IT laboratories, which not only provide high-tech learning and teaching facilities, but also allow and encourage multi-disciplinary learning and team working, an approach that we believe is key to developing a professional healthcare workforce for the future.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Helen Farrell
+44 (0)1782 733641