Research course

Mental Health

University of Nottingham · Mental Health
PhDDHSciNew Route PhD

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

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

Course content

Current changes in mental health care, mental health policy and mental health nursing have led to a significant shift in the focus of research in the field. Users of mental healthcare services are key players in research and their role continues to evolve. A major review of the role of the mental health nurse has culminated in an innovative and creative vision for the future (From Values to Action, DoH, 2006).

The Mental Health Research Group (MHRG) acknowledges this current climate of policy and practice. Its members apply a multidisciplinary perspective to the investigation of key issues in current health policy and how these impact on the experience of users of mental health services. We aim to design high quality research to increase the social and personal understanding of mental health, to improve the care and promote the social inclusion of people suffering from mental distress and disorder.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Department specialisms

care interventions and service provision communication and language the nature and promotion of emotional wellbeing

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element). The International Office offers a range of scholarship opportunities each year. Please see the Schools funding webpage for further information.

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Health Sciences' web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
36 months

New Route PhD

full time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559