Ph.D. (Nursing) Ph.D. Nursing

Seedling School of Nursing

The School of Nursing’s PhD programme builds on the foundational knowledge and expertise acquired in a Baccalaureate Programme and on the advanced substantive and expert knowledge gained during Master’s programme in Nursing to develop nurse scientists who will contribute significant new knowledge related to Nursing education, research, & Clinical practice related to chronic illness and care systems. This course enables students to integrate (and inter-related) knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the areas of management, clinical practice and generic areas of professional nursing, and then apply them to practice. This 'top-up' course draws on student's prior learning and encourages further engagement in the process of lifelong learning. The course acknowledges the diversity of learning needs required by professionals working in health, social care and third sector settings. The Ph.D. course is a combination of course work and experimental work.

Key Areas of Research

The Seedling School of Nursing’s investigators are conducting innovative, rigorous research, ranging from studies of how perceived discrimination affects gene expression to how health care systems can maximize the positive impact of nursing care. Our research program is building an evidence base for interventions to promote health and well-being across the life span, for individuals, families, communities, and society.

  • Biobehavioural and -Omics Research
  • High Risk, Underserved, and Vulnerable Populations
  • Models of Health Care Delivery
  • Palliative Care
  • Patient Safety and Quality
  • Prevention
  • Primary and Comprehensive Care
  • Symptom Science and Management
  • Urban and Global Health

Key Information


3 Years


Post Graduation with min. 55% in relevant subject

Selection Procedure

Entrance Test + PI