Research course

Education and Technology for Health

University of Nottingham · Education and Technology for Health

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) at undergraduate level and a minimum or a merit (or international equivalent) at masters level.

Months of entry


Course content

The Digital Innovations in Healthcare and Education research group aims to build research evidence in the delivery of healthcare education and develop the use of technology in teaching, learning and practice. Research projects are based around the themes of:

  • Practice-based education
  • Curriculum enhancement
  • Elearning and health informatics

Research and scholarly activity within this group reflects the iterative processes that underpin educational development, evaluation and curriculum delivery. Projects involve multi-disciplinary teams including nurses, mentors, other health professionals, learning scientists and media developers.

There are strong collaborations with other academic departments, institutes and groups within the University including:

  • The Learning Sciences Research Institute
  • The School of Psychology
  • The Institute for Research into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • The Centre for Education Integrative Learning CETL
  • The Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation
  • The Visual Learning Lab

Strong collaborations with our NHS partners are also integral to the group's work.

We welcome applications from enthusiastic, talented and highly motivated individuals with a passion for research and for using research to make a difference.

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is the highest academic degree anyone can study, requiring extended study and intense intellectual effort. To earn a PhD, students must accomplish three things:

  • Master a specific subject completely
  • Extend the body of knowledge about that subject
  • Become a successful independent researcher

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72-96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559