Research course


University of Birmingham · Life and Environmental Sciences
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Suitable candidates for the PhD/MSc by Research can register on the basis of either full or part time study in a range of nursing related topics. As a research student you have opportunities to interact with other researchers from a wide range of academic disciplines. Within the School our postgraduate researchers have access to a variety of postgraduate courses to support the development of research skills.

Our research focuses on the development of research in key themtic areas that reflect the interests of our staff.

Research interests of staff

Psychological Health & Well-being: (Particularly - psychological trauma populations, psychological treatment interventions, performance enhancement, humanitarian assistance, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, mixed research methodologies, Interpretative Phenomenology, severe and enduring mental health problems, hoarding and obsessive compulsive disorder)
Contact: Dr Derek Farrell

Enf of Life Care: (Particularly the organisation and management of end of life care, end of life care in the emergency department, Cultural issues associated with end of life care.
Contact: Dr Cara Bailey

Management and Organisation of Care: Leadership and management of care, particularly with regard to nursing and the ward manager role.
Contact: Dr Alistair Hewison

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Fees and funding

UK students
£4,121 FT - £2,061 PT
International students
£13,680 FT

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Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005