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Healthcare Sciences (Research)

Cardiff University
3-5 Years
Full time/part time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available

Program description

Healthcare Sciences (Research)

Our research programme is structured to give you the opportunity to undertake original and independent research in the healthcare sciences.

Applications are invited from those interested in undertaking research that fits with the School’s available research themes.

Each of the three themes has a range of research areas and you should aim to tailor your research proposal to one of these areas:

  • Optimising Well-being and the Management of Long-term Conditions
  • Optimising Service Delivery and Organisation
  • Optimising Health through Activity, lifestyles and Technology

We offer the following research specialisations:

  • Adult Nursing
  • Child Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Operating Department Practice
  • Radiography
  • Radiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Midwifery
  • Health Psychology

Programme aims

To undertake independent and original research in the healthcare sciences that will help inform, improve and influence healthcare across the globe.

Distinctive features

  • Dedicated office space provided for postgraduate research students.
  • Each doctoral student is encouraged to pursue a programme of courses, workshops and conferences. The School itself provides a programme of monthly research methods master classes, an annual postgraduate research symposium and two sessions per year to update students on ethics review procedures.
  • Students are also encouraged to take an active role in our themes to include delivering presentations on behalf of the theme at the school seminar series and contributing to individual theme meetings.
  • Research training is also provided by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership.

Admission requirements

Applicants should normally hold a 2:1 degree or the equivalent in a field relevant to the particular project.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Scholarships & funding

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Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...

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Cardiff University

CF10 3AT Cardiff

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