Research course

Rehabilitation and Ageing

University of Nottingham · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Please contact the school for details.

Months of entry


Course content

Rehabilitation aims to lessen the impact of disease and disability on everyday life and to assist people in reaching their fullest potential. It is required for conditions which deteriorate just as much as for those which improve.

The focus of this multidisciplinary group is on the rehabilitation process among adults with any kind of impairment and those in later life. Our research aims to provide the evidence upon which health and social care interventions can be based, to reduce the impact of injury and disease on the lives of people with physical and learning disabilities and their families.

Current research themes include:

  • stroke rehabilitation including dressing, long term care, evaluation of behavioural approaches to improve mood, and the evaluation of STEM cells to achieve functional recovery after stroke, community rehabilitation and studies related to the assessment of need
  • transport and mobility - work relating to driving competence, and in promoting mobility when driving is impossible
  • falls and postural stability
  • vocational rehabilitation
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • rehabilitation interventions in neuromuscular disease
  • organisation of services for people with long term neurological disease
  • technology and equipment, including work based at the Derby Assistive Technology Evaluation Centre (ATEC)
  • learning disabilities research, in particular research into systems of care and transitions between services, as well as a growing programme of research, with computer scientists, on the use of virtual environments in rehabilitation.

We welcome applications for a PhD in a variety of research areas.

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

Information for international students

EU and international students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarship schemes administered by the University of Nottingham's International Office. Applicants are strongly advised to apply early and in most cases an offer letter from the School is required before an application can be made for scholarship funding.

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 Medical School web pages.

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559