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

The Rehabilitation research group aims to carry out research to reduce the effects of illness and disability and to help people achieve their full potential in all aspects of daily life. Continuing changes in the rehabilitation field, including national policies, guidelines, the need to produce robust evidence and configuration of therapy services, have led to an increased need for research in this field.

The group is interested in all aspects of rehabilitation research, including conducting RCTs, qualitative interview and observational studies, mixed methods research and service evaluations.

Current research is focused on five main areas:

  • Stroke rehabilitation;
  • Community-based/primary care studies;
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation;
  • Rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury/neurorehabilitation;
  • Falls - Interventions and rehabilitation.

However our remit is wide; we are interested in developing and evaluating screening tools, assessment, treatment, follow-up, and also in improving the standing and research output of rehabilitation.

We welcome applications from enthusiastic, talented and highly motivated individuals with a passion for research and for using research to make a difference. Applications for PhDs may involve evaluating current therapies and healthcare practices, assessing patient-focussed outcomes, gaining an improved understanding of patients' problems, and/or developing and evaluating novel evidence-based interventions. We are happy to discuss potential studies with students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559