Research course


The University of Manchester · School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Entry requirements

PhD: An honours degree (minimum 2:1) or the overseas equivalent in a relevant subject, an MPhil/MRes degree from a recognised institution, or satisfactory work at postgraduate level (which must include some research training) undertaken for the equivalent of at least one year full time. MPhil:An honours degree (minimum 2:1) or the overseas equivalent in a relevant subject OR A relevant postgraduate qualification OR Other evidence of previous study and research

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work was placed top of the table for nursing and midwifery research in the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise, making this the ideal place to study for a postgraduate research award.

The postgraduate research programme provides students with transferable skills in research and serves as the foundation for a career as an investigator and scholar. It also gives students the opportunity to work with internationally renowned scholars engaged in innovative research that will make a difference in people's lives and in health and social care.

Research is an integral component of Midwifery at the University. Research activity underpins the scope and quality of teaching and is central to the contribution that we make to the development of practice and practice learning.

Midwifery staff are active in a range of research areas, see the University website for further information

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English are required to hold one of the following: IELTS 6.5, with a score of 6.0 or above in each component TOEFL 600 paper based (with a minimum score on Test of Written English of 6.0) TOEFL 250 computer based GCSE English grade C

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
+44 (0)161 306 0270