PhD in Nursing or Midwifery
Undertaking a PhD at Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies offers an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of a particular topic, and to undertake research that will make an original contribution to knowledge within your professional field. A PhD will equip you with the research skills and advanced knowledge needed for a career in research, or to pursue advanced opportunities in the field of nursing.
Research expertise within the School includes:
- Quantitative methods- clinical trial and cluster trial design, design of complex psychosocial interventions,
- Qualitative methods- ethnography, narrative enquiry, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, realist evaluation,
In addition, we have expertise in the design of feasibility and multi method studies, the development and evaluation of empirically-based instruments and the systematic review (Cochrane), synthesis and translation of evidence.
The School welcomes applications from students interested in pursuing a research degree examining nursing, medicine, health and social care whose topics of interest fit with the research interests of our senior staff. Particular areas of strength include:
- Work and complex organisations and services
- Sociology of medicine
- Emotions and relationships within healthcare
- Cancer and palliative care
- Midwifery and maternity care
- Patient safety and risk
- Long-term conditions
- Teenagers and young adults
- Mental health
A minimum of a 2:1 Honours Degree or equivalent or a Masters degree in a relevant subject, awarded by a recognised university or equivalent. Please note that candidates whose first language is not English will normally be expected to obtain a minimum IELTS score of 7.0.
PhD: four years full-time, MPhil: one year full-time.
Part-time opportunities are available.
October; January; April; or July of each year
Submission of a thesis and viva voce examination (oral).
Contact the School in the first instance, then a formal submission will need to be made on a Cardiff University application form.
School Email Contacts: Dr Katie Featherstone and Mrs Rosemary Williams.