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Nursing and Midwifery PhD

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Nursing Studies Midwifery

Course type


Course Summary

The aims of the research theme are to: illuminate the experiences of cancer survivors and patients requiring palliative care, their informal careers and their professional careers, with a view to improving the experience of both survivorship and palliation; use those insights to provide a sound evidence base for care. Research in the School is organised under one overarching research cluster, led by Prof Fiona Alderdice as Director of Research. The School's research cluster, 'Identifying and Reducing Preventable Burden and Complexity in Vulnerable Groups' is focused on two key health care areas that are embedded in wider University collaborative research initiatives: Maternal and Child Health; and Cancer Nursing, Supportive and Palliative Care. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

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Full time


3 years

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Entry requirements

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Department profile

The Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences at Queen’s University has a reputation for excellence in education and research - a reputation which is reflected in our position in the Top 200 Universities in the World (QS World Rankings 2019). Through our research, we strive to address some of the world’s greatest challenges in health, food and the environment. To meet these challenges, our academic staff undertake world-leading research...more

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