Research course

Maternal, Child and Public Health

University of Nottingham · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

The Maternal, Child and Public Health research group was established in 2004 to undertake research to examine and explain differences in health and quality of life during pregnancy and the early stages of life, through childhood to adulthood.

The research programme aims to enhance the health and quality of life of children, young people, pregnant women and adults, including those with acute and lifelong conditions, by understanding and improving healthcare provision.

There are established collaborations with other academic departments within The University of Nottingham (Primary Care, Child Health, Psychiatry, Pharmacy, Learning Sciences Research Institute, Biosciences, Sociology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology), within other UK academic institutions (Universities of Leicester and Lincoln; Institute of Child Health; University College, London; and Glasgow Caledonian University), with local NHS trusts, and with national institutions (RCM Campaign for Normal Births and National HIV Nurses Association).

Research goals

  • Undertake high-quality research through theoretical and pragmatic enquiry to enhance understanding of differences in health during pregnancy, early life and adulthood
  • Develop, implement and evaluate interventions to improve the delivery of healthcare, particularly using education packages
  • Research users' and healthcare professionals' views on the impact of new and changing health and social care interventions and service provision
  • Support the development of early academic careers for health professionals by increasing research capacity and capability
  • Enhance the integration of best evidence into practice and education

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

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

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

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
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559