Research course


University of Nottingham · School of Nursing and Academic Division of Midwifery

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

Staff have a variety of research interests that can be concentrated into three main areas.

Movement Analysis: The Human Performance Laboratory is well equipped to analyse many aspects of human movement. It contains dual-force plates linked to a three-dimensional CODA analysis system, electromyography and isokinetic dynamometry. Current research focuses on the analysis of sit-to-stand in relation to falls, and sit-to-walk, analysing forces and balance in subjects with knee pain, and the gait of children with cerebral palsy.

Chronic Pain: We welcome applications for research into the management of chronic pain, both from the electro-physical modalities and the cognitive behavioural aspects.

Mobility and Disability in Chronic Disease and the Elderly: Ongoing research includes balance and other therapeutic interventions in patients with long-term disease processes (vascular amputations, Parkinsons Disease, falls in the elderly) and management of problems associated with fibromyalgia.

We also welcome research into other areas of physiotherapy practice.

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). The International Office offers a range of scholarship opportunities each year. We are happy to advise prospective applicants on their eligibility for these funds and to assist with applications. 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
36-48 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559