University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Nursing Studies

Our Nursing Studies postgraduate students have an outstanding record of contributing to the knowledge and evidence base in nursing. The programme also has a strong tradition of welcoming students from overseas, as well as the UK. Our main areas of research activity and development currently relate to the themes of experience of health and illness, and organisation and policy for person-centred care. The main areas of study we can supervise for doctoral research are: - critical care - emotions and care - mental health - addictions and substance misuse - public health - community care and leadership - pain management - cancer care - nursing education - patient safety and quality issues. We have expertise in a range of qualitative and quantitative and mixed methods research approaches.

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time - 1 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time - 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time - 3 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time - 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time - 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time - 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time - 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

Get in touch

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Key information

Postgraduate Research Admissions Secretary (Health)
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