University of Huddersfield - Nursing and Midwifery PhD

University of Huddersfield

Nursing and Midwifery PhD

A PhD is the highest academic award for which a student can be registered. This programme allows you to explore and pursue a research project built around a substantial piece of work, which has to show evidence of original contribution to knowledge.

A full time PhD is a three year programme of research and culminates in the production of a large-scale piece of written work in the form of a research thesis that should not normally exceed 80,000 to 100,000 words.

Completing a PhD can give you a great sense of personal achievement and help you develop a high level of transferable skills which will be useful in your subsequent career, as well as contributing to the development of knowledge in your chosen field.

You are expected to work to an approved programme of work including appropriate programmes of postgraduate study (which may be drawn from parts of existing postgraduate courses, final year degree programmes, conferences, seminars, masterclasses, guided reading or a combination of study methods).

You will be appointed a main supervisor who will normally be part of a supervisory team, comprising up to three members to advise and support you on your project.

Entry Requirements

The normal level of attainment required for consideration for entry is:​

  • a Master's degree from a UK University or equivalent, in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed, or
  • an upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed, or
  • appropriate research or professional experience at the

    research topics

    postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.
  • 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
BAME NHS workforce wellbeing
Continuity of care and long term conditions
Dementia care in Low- and Middle- Income Countries
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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