University of Huddersfield - Nursing and Midwifery MSc by Research

University of Huddersfield

Nursing and Midwifery MSc by Research

A Master's by Research (MSc) allows you to undertake a one year (full-time) research degree. It contains little or no formal taught component. This type of study gives you the chance to explore a research topic over a shorter time than a more in-depth doctoral programme.

Research Master's students choose a specific project to work on and have a greater degree of independence in their work than is the case with a taught Master’s course.

You’ll be expected to work to an approved programme which you will develop in conjunction with your supervisor within the first few months of starting your studies. Whilst undertaking the research project you will also have the opportunity to develop your research skills by taking part in training courses and events.

At the end of the project you write up your findings in the form of a short thesis of around 25,000 words, which will then be examined.

On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree and if you have enjoyed this taste of research you may then decide to apply for the full research doctoral degree (PhD)

Entry Requirements

  • The normal entry requirements for enrolment on a MSc by Research is an upper second honours degree (2.1) from a UK university or a qualification of an equivalent standard, in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed.
  • IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Course Details

There are several research topics available for this degree. See below examples of research areas


Research Topics

Acute and critical care nursing
Advanced Clinical Practice
Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Clinical Practitioner
Assisted conception and BAME communities
Continuity of care and long term conditions
Developing the competencies of educators who utilise simulation-based learning strategies
How is patients experience data used in NHS settings?
IPC linked to practice
Improving the quality of healthcare services using patients’ stories
Non Medical PrescribingThe outcomes of nurses/allied health professionals as prescribers.Outcomes on clinical practice, health of the service user, comparison to existing services.
Patient education and the nurse’s role in preparing patients for discharge home from hospital
Patient safety in hospital
Perceptions of Spirituality in Health Care
Perceptions of Spiritually Competent Practice and Availability and Vulnerability in Healthcare
Shared decision making about treatment options; patients' and health professionals' views and experiences
Simulation-based learning: A study to develop and test suitable tools and approaches required to investigate the impact of simulation-based learning (SBL) on patient care and outcomes in nursing.
Simulation-based learning: Exploring the delivery of clinical skills teaching in undergraduate nursing.
Simulation-based learning: Exploring the impact of simulation-based learning (SBL) on patient care and outcomes in nursing.
Social aspects of death, dying and bereavement
Transition to parenthood and well-being
Using telehealth for patient follow up

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