University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Nursing

The programme provides students with transferable skills in research and serves as the foundation for a career as an investigator and scholar; students are welcome from all health and social care disciplines who have an interest in exploring issues related to 1 of the following: Cancer, supportive and palliative care; child and family health and social care; historical perspectives on health and archive research; healthcare education and practice; mental health; management of long term health problems; management and organisation of health and social care services; service user perspectives and experiences.

Entry requirements

MPhil

An honours degree (minimum 2:1) or the overseas equivalent in a relevant subject,
OR a very good MSc/MPhil/MRes degree from a recognised institution,
OR satisfactory work at postgraduate level (which must include some research training) undertaken for the equivalent of at least one year full time.
The 4 year programme is strongly recommended for anyone who
Has not studied in the UK before
Has not completed specific research methods training at Masters level and received `very good' grades
Has not completed a research dissertation at Masters level and received `very good' grades
Has not scored at least 6.5 in all areas of the IELTS (or equivalent) if English is not their 1 st language.

PhD

An honours degree (minimum 2:1) or the overseas equivalent in a relevant subject, OR a very good MSc/MPhil/MRes degree from a recognised institution, OR satisfactory work at postgraduate level (which must include some research training) undertaken for the equivalent of at least one year full time. The 4 year programme is strongly recommended for anyone who Has not studied in the UK before Has not completed specific research methods training at Masters level and received `very good' grades Has not completed a research dissertation at Masters level and received `very good' grades Has not scored at least 6.5 in all areas of the IELTS (or equivalent) if English is not their 1 st language.

Assessment methods

MPhil

The PhD programmes follow the University's methods of assessment for PhD study and student progress is monitored a detailed electronic system (e-prog) using a standard set of progress and monitoring forms. Students must submit work at specific stages, review their progress, identify their learning and development needs, and meet with their supervisors throughout their course. Some meetings and evaluations are informal, while others are formal and documented.
In the 3 year PhD programme , students submit a continuation report at the end of 11 months (23 months if part time). This will summarise their knowledge and skills in their topic of study and their ability to apply this to produce a robust research plan to complete their study. It is examined by two external examiners by a viva examination, and must be passed to progress to year 2. Any taught units that are taken `in full' must also be passed in order to progress to Year 2.
At the end of Year 2, students will submit a progress report (via eProg) for assessment by the supervisors and PGR tutor. At the end of Year 3, the PhD thesis will be examined by an internal and external examiner.
In the 4 year programme, the key milestones to be achieved at the end of Year 1 to progress into Year 2 are (1) satisfactory completion of four MRes units and (2) satisfactory development and examination of a 5000 word research proposal for PhD studies assessed by written report and Viva Voce.
The key milestones for progression in Years 2, 3 and 4 are successful completion of the continuation report (Year 2); progress report (Year 3) and examination of the thesis (Year 4). These follow the same process as the 3 year PhD programme (detailed above).
The taught units use a range of assessments to evaluate students' knowledge, understanding and intellectual and practical skills. Summative assessments include essays and critical appraisal of published work. A mark of 50% denotes a pass and satisfactory completion of a unit. Student obtaining 60 credits may exit with a Post-Graduate Certificate.
The English Language course is not assessed and student performance does not determine progression to year two.

PhD

The PhD programmes follow the University's methods of assessment for PhD study and student progress is monitored a detailed electronic system (e-prog) using a standard set of progress and monitoring forms. Students must submit work at specific stages, review their progress, identify their learning and development needs, and meet with their supervisors throughout their course. Some meetings and evaluations are informal, while others are formal and documented. In the 3 year PhD programme , students submit a continuation report at the end of 11 months (23 months if part time). This will summarise their knowledge and skills in their topic of study and their ability to apply this to produce a robust research plan to complete their study. It is examined by two external examiners by a viva examination, and must be passed to progress to year 2. Any taught units that are taken `in full' must also be passed in order to progress to Year 2. At the end of Year 2, students will submit a progress report (via eProg) for assessment by the supervisors and PGR tutor. At the end of Year 3, the PhD thesis will be examined by an internal and external examiner. In the 4 year programme, the key milestones to be achieved at the end of Year 1 to progress into Year 2 are (1) satisfactory completion of four MRes units and (2) satisfactory development and examination of a 5000 word research proposal for PhD studies assessed by written report and Viva Voce. The key milestones for progression in Years 2, 3 and 4 are successful completion of the continuation report (Year 2); progress report (Year 3) and examination of the thesis (Year 4). These follow the same process as the 3 year PhD programme (detailed above). The taught units use a range of assessments to evaluate students' knowledge, understanding and intellectual and practical skills. Summative assessments include essays and critical appraisal of published work. A mark of 50% denotes a pass and satisfactory completion of a unit. Student obtaining 60 credits may exit with a Post-Graduate Certificate. The English Language course is not assessed and student performance does not determine progression to year two.

Sponsorship information

Department of Health, MRC, ESRC fellowships.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 36 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MPhil Full-time July 2017 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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