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Key information

Award:
MPhil
PhD
Study mode:
Blended learning
Full time
Part time
Campus:
Waterloo Campus
Duration:
Three years full time, six years part time

The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care offers research programmes for MPhil and PhD (Nursing Research, Midwifery Research, and Health Studies Research). The MPhil/PhD programme aims to prepare students to be knowledgeable and competent researchers. To this end, research supervision is provided by faculty with expertise in their research and clinical areas.

The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care is regarded as a centre of excellence for nursing and midwifery, achieving high scores in research and teaching quality assessments. The first MPhil/PhD students enrolled in the late 1970s and since then the Faculty has expanded steadily its range of high quality graduate education programmes to meet the needs of increasingly well-educated healthcare professionals who wish to continue their education to support and develop their careers.

The purpose of our research is to improve the quality of services and outcomes for patients through studies concerned with individual clinical needs, service delivery and organisation and the wider social and policy context of care, nationally and internationally. Our research work is underpinned by cross cutting principles: engagement with patient and user perspectives, commitment to conceptual and methodological innovation, attention to the policy relevance and practical application of our findings through interventions.

The Faculty is an integral partner within King’s Health Partners (KHP) and contributes to the interdisciplinary research centres in supporting and delivering high quality research. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2021) assessment, more than 92.1% of the Faculty’s research was rated as 4* and 3* (world-class and internationally excellent). Our research activity is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Research Councils and a range of charities. We host a range of nationally competitive fellowships from PhD studentship to post-doctoral level.

PhD Research Projects

PhD projects in the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care become available all year round. Please visit our postgraduate research page, where you can browse through the current opportunities. The Faculty is especially interested in receiving applications from students across the globe, who are planning their doctoral research projects in fields that will contribute to the Faculty’s research groups, enhance the research culture and align with the Faculty’s research strategy.

Joint PhDs - Benefits of collaboration

The Joint PhD is an innovative integrated programme that offers unique opportunities for the very best PhD supervision in an international context. The programme offered provides candidates with the opportunity to divide their PhD study between two prestigious universities (King’s and the University of Hong Kong), enjoying full supervision at both. While supervisions and regular graduate seminars enable students to construct a theoretical, historical and systematic framework for their research, the Joint PhD also organizes international colloquia and workshops at which students can present and discuss their work with peers and academic staff across the institutions involved. The programme builds on an extensive network of existing institutional links, joint teaching experience and collaborative graduate programmes between King’s and our partner universities.

Find out more about our strategic partner, University of Hong Kong.

UK Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees:

£7,050 per year (MPhil/PhD, Health Studies/Nursing/Midwifery Research)

£7,050 per year (MPhil/PhD, Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care Research with University of Hong Kong)

Part time tuition fees: £3,525 per year (MPhil/PhD, Health Studies/Nursing/Midwifery Research)

International Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees:

£26,640 per year (MPhil/PhD, Health Studies/Nursing/Midwifery Research)

£26,640 per year (MPhil/PhD, Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care Research with University of Hong Kong)

Part time tuition fees: £13,320 per year (MPhil/PhD, Health Studies/Nursing/Midwifery Research)

UK Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees:

£7,500 per year (MPhil/PhD, Health Studies/Nursing/Midwifery Research)

£7,500 per year (MPhil/PhD, Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care Research with University of Hong Kong)

Part time tuition fees: £3,750 per year (MPhil/PhD, Health Studies/Nursing/Midwifery Research)

International Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees:

£28,260 per year (MPhil/PhD, Health Studies/Nursing/Midwifery Research)

£28,260 per year (MPhil/PhD, Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care Research with University of Hong Kong)

Part time tuition fees: £14,130 per year (MPhil/PhD, Health Studies/Nursing/Midwifery Research)

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King's terms and conditions.

Base campus

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

The Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care offers a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment. In the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2015, results for the Faculty indicated that student experience was positive about all aspects of supervision, skills and development, infrastructure, intellectual climate, and knowledge of roles and responsibilities within the Faculty. Research students are allocated a supervisory team led by an experienced principal supervisor. The team meet regularly with the student for supervision and review of progress. Progress is also reviewed formally by the Faculty Postgraduate Research Students Committee at set points in the academic year. Supervisors provide advice on training needs and career development. Student representatives for full-time and part-time students play an important role in communicating student feedback about learning experiences and the support infrastructure to inform ongoing programme development. Research students have a study suite in the James Clerk Maxwell Building and access to Graduate Lounges on the different campuses.

Students on the MPhil/PhD programme are immersed in the academic culture and are encouraged to engage in a wide range of learning opportunities. Students will normally undertake two core research methods modules: Advanced quantitative research methods offers an in-depth study of quantitative research methods including epidemiological studies and randomised controlled trials, and Advanced qualitative research methods offers an in-depth study of different qualitative methods and their relationship to epistemological theory. Students can also access doctoral training courses organised by King's Graduate School and the ESRC training centre where places permit, and all students are encouraged to become actively involved in research seminars and fora. Research students are encouraged to present their doctoral research at conferences and a School competition fund exists to support this.

Support for Postgraduate Research Students within the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

  • A model of three-supervisors has been introduced to improve students’ support and access to clinical and methodological expertise. Where appropriate and required, MPhil/PhD students within the Faculty will be provided with a team of three supervisors.
  • Research methods training modules offered by the Faculty itself include Advanced Quantitative Research Methods; Advanced Qualitative Research Methods; Evidence Based Decision Making in Healthcare; Research Methods and Statistics; and Epidemiology.
  • Our own Nightingale-Saunders Clinical Trials & Epidemiology Unit offers an advanced level of expertise on quantitative topics of which students can avail.
  • In addition, our MPhil/PhD students have access to a wide range of supplementary courses and activities, including workshops, symposia and funding offered by Centre of Doctoral Studies, the Health Sciences Doctoral Training Centre (HSDTC) and the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP).
  • The Faculty also runs three Journal Clubs (for Nursing & Midwifery, Mental Health and the Cecily Saunders Institute of Palliative Care respectively) and students have an opportunity to participate in fortnightly research seminar programmes delivered by one of the research divisions. Students’ active involvement in developing the range of activities and their delivery is strongly encouraged.

Meet our students and learn more about the great work they are doing.

 

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UK Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees:

£7,050 per year (MPhil/PhD, Health Studies/Nursing/Midwifery Research)

£7,050 per year (MPhil/PhD, Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care Research with University of Hong Kong)

Part time tuition fees: £3,525 per year (MPhil/PhD, Health Studies/Nursing/Midwifery Research)

International Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees:

£26,640 per year (MPhil/PhD, Health Studies/Nursing/Midwifery Research)

£26,640 per year (MPhil/PhD, Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care Research with University of Hong Kong)

Part time tuition fees: £13,320 per year (MPhil/PhD, Health Studies/Nursing/Midwifery Research)

UK Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees:

£7,500 per year (MPhil/PhD, Health Studies/Nursing/Midwifery Research)

£7,500 per year (MPhil/PhD, Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care Research with University of Hong Kong)

Part time tuition fees: £3,750 per year (MPhil/PhD, Health Studies/Nursing/Midwifery Research)

International Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees:

£28,260 per year (MPhil/PhD, Health Studies/Nursing/Midwifery Research)

£28,260 per year (MPhil/PhD, Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care Research with University of Hong Kong)

Part time tuition fees: £14,130 per year (MPhil/PhD, Health Studies/Nursing/Midwifery Research)

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King's terms and conditions.

Base campus

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

The Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care offers a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment. In the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2015, results for the Faculty indicated that student experience was positive about all aspects of supervision, skills and development, infrastructure, intellectual climate, and knowledge of roles and responsibilities within the Faculty. Research students are allocated a supervisory team led by an experienced principal supervisor. The team meet regularly with the student for supervision and review of progress. Progress is also reviewed formally by the Faculty Postgraduate Research Students Committee at set points in the academic year. Supervisors provide advice on training needs and career development. Student representatives for full-time and part-time students play an important role in communicating student feedback about learning experiences and the support infrastructure to inform ongoing programme development. Research students have a study suite in the James Clerk Maxwell Building and access to Graduate Lounges on the different campuses.

Students on the MPhil/PhD programme are immersed in the academic culture and are encouraged to engage in a wide range of learning opportunities. Students will normally undertake two core research methods modules: Advanced quantitative research methods offers an in-depth study of quantitative research methods including epidemiological studies and randomised controlled trials, and Advanced qualitative research methods offers an in-depth study of different qualitative methods and their relationship to epistemological theory. Students can also access doctoral training courses organised by King's Graduate School and the ESRC training centre where places permit, and all students are encouraged to become actively involved in research seminars and fora. Research students are encouraged to present their doctoral research at conferences and a School competition fund exists to support this.

Support for Postgraduate Research Students within the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

  • A model of three-supervisors has been introduced to improve students’ support and access to clinical and methodological expertise. Where appropriate and required, MPhil/PhD students within the Faculty will be provided with a team of three supervisors.
  • Research methods training modules offered by the Faculty itself include Advanced Quantitative Research Methods; Advanced Qualitative Research Methods; Evidence Based Decision Making in Healthcare; Research Methods and Statistics; and Epidemiology.
  • Our own Nightingale-Saunders Clinical Trials & Epidemiology Unit offers an advanced level of expertise on quantitative topics of which students can avail.
  • In addition, our MPhil/PhD students have access to a wide range of supplementary courses and activities, including workshops, symposia and funding offered by Centre of Doctoral Studies, the Health Sciences Doctoral Training Centre (HSDTC) and the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP).
  • The Faculty also runs three Journal Clubs (for Nursing & Midwifery, Mental Health and the Cecily Saunders Institute of Palliative Care respectively) and students have an opportunity to participate in fortnightly research seminar programmes delivered by one of the research divisions. Students’ active involvement in developing the range of activities and their delivery is strongly encouraged.

Meet our students and learn more about the great work they are doing.

 

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Key information

Award:
MPhil
PhD
Study mode:
Blended learning
Full time
Part time
Campus:
Waterloo Campus
Duration:
Three years full time, six years part time

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