Research course

Nursing Studies

University of Edinburgh · School of Health in Social Science
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Normally a good honours degree or equivalent in Nursing Studies or related area. Other evidence of ability to undertake the work of the degree may also be considered.

Months of entry

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

Course content

MSc by Research (Nursing) offers research training including taught courses and a dissertation. It may be taken as a stand-alone degree or as an element in progression to PhD studies. Students pursuing this degree are part of the larger community of postgraduate research students in Nursing Studies and in the School of Health in Social Science.

Distinctive features of the degree include:

  • integration of discipline-specific and generic social-science research training;
  • opportunities for shared learning with students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds;
  • participation in the research culture in Nursing Studies and the School of Health in Social Science;
  • potential for progression to PhD studies;
  • individual supervision;
  • choice and flexibility of courses.

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: Scholarships and Student Funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

PG Research Secretary
+44 (0) 131 651 3967