MScR: A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in nursing. We will also consider your application if your degree is in another subject area but you have a professional qualification in nursing or midwifery.
MPhil and PhD: A UK 2:1 honours degree and a UK masters degree, or their international equivalents, in a relevant subject area. We may also consider your application if you do not have a masters degree, but have other professional qualifications or experience; please contact us to check before you apply.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
Our Nursing Studies postgraduate students have an outstanding record of contributing to the knowledge and evidence base in nursing. The programme also has a strong tradition of welcoming students from overseas, as well as the UK.
Our main areas of research activity and development currently relate to the themes of experience of health and illness, and organisation and policy for person-centred care.
The main areas of study we can supervise for doctoral research are:
- critical care
- emotions and care
- maternal health
- addictions and substance misuse
- public health
- community care and leadership
- pain management
- cancer care
- nursing education
- patient safety and quality issues.
We have expertise in a range of qualitative and quantitative and mixed methods research approaches.
Information for international students
To find out about the support offered to international student at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Research Admissions Secretary
- +44 (0)131 651 5144