At least an upper second class honours degree in nursing, midwifery or allied health subject. Candidates with alternative qualifications and appropriate relevant professional experience will also be considered. International: Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English language. Acceptable evidence is an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with individual component scores of at least 6.0.
Months of entry
This new, multi-disciplinary, programme aims to provide a broad, foundational research training for nurses, midwives and other health and care professionals who wish to develop careers in clinical or academic research as well as those who may wish to continue on to doctoral studies. The programme will focus on preparing students to undertake projects relevant to their practice through the development of skills and knowledge in research methodologies, project management, research governance and evidence based practice.
The unique feature of this Masters programme is the 120 credit research project. Compared with other masters-level programmes, this project is twice as long, giving student the opportunity to explore a topic in depth, relevant to their area of expertise. It is expected that, in most cases, the student will undertake a research project based in their workplace. The student will be guided by an individual research supervisor through the research process from the initial development of the research questions, applying for ethical approval, carrying out the project and writing up the results. At the end of the project, the student will submit their research findings in the form of a research article
Information for international students
International: Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English language. Acceptable evidence is an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with individual component scores of at least 6.0. Funding Information for International Students: Visit the International section of the website.
Fees and funding
Home - part-time: £1160 per 30 credit module
International - full-time dissertation: £1750 for the research project module
Funding Information for International Students:
Visit the International section of the website.
Sources of Funding:
Visit the Funding section of the website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Judith Lane
- 0131 474 0000
- 0131 474 0001