Research course

Nursing Research / Midwifery Research / Health Studies Research

King's College London · Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold an upper second class undergraduate degree and a masters degree obtained from a UK university or an overseas qualification of equivalent standard.

Months of entry


Course content

The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery offers research programmes for MPhil and PhD (Nursing Research, Midwifery Research, and Health Studies Research) and a Masters in Research Health and Social Care. The MPhil/PhD programme aims to prepare students to be knowledgeable and competent researchers. To this end, research supervision is provided by faculty with expertise in their research and clinical areas.

The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery offers a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment. In the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2015, results for the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery indicated that student experience was positive about all aspects of supervision, skills and development, infrastructure, intellectual climate, and knowledge of roles and responsibilities within the Faculty. Research students are allocated a supervisory team led by an experienced principal supervisor. The team meet regularly with the student for supervision and review of progress. Progress is also reviewed formally by the Faculty Postgraduate Research Students Committee at set points in the academic year. Supervisors provide advice on training needs and career development. Student representatives for full-time and part-time students play an important role in communicating student feedback about learning experiences and the support infrastructure to inform ongoing programme development. Research students have a study suite in the James Clerk Maxwell Building and access to Graduate Lounges on the different campuses.

Information for international students

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

An English Language test must be submitted with the application in order to meet minimum requirements.

Fees and funding

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Dr Anne Jones, Programme Leader
+44 (0)207 848 3213