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PhD Health Studies



What will I learn?

By choosing to research health, nursing or midwifery as a postgraduate at Hull you will be joining a vibrant and supportive research community. The Faculty of Health and Social Care offers high quality postgraduate research opportunities to students from a range of professional backgrounds. We are a rapidly expanding faculty with more than 115 academic staff, with diverse research interests and methodological expertise in many qualitative and quantitative research techniques. Our growing community of full- and part-time research students benefits from the guidance of a strong team of committed and experienced supervisors and a lively and supportive research setting.

A PhD is the ultimate form of student-centred learning. This programme is for nurses, midwives and related professionals who wish to undertake a complex and original independent research project under the guidance of an experienced academic supervisor. It is aimed at professionals who wish to develop advanced research skills with a view to becoming independent researchers, or those who wish to pursue a career in higher education.

Which department am I in?

Health, Nursing and Midwifery

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£18,650.00 (US$ 22,735) per year
The above mentioned fee is for 2022/23 entry. There may be a slight increase in 2023/2024 entry.

This is a fixed fee

*View details on institution website

Start date

29 January 2024, 27 May 2024, 16 September 2024, 20 January 2025


University of Hull

Admissions Office,

Cottingham Road,


Kingston Upon Hull,

HU6 7RX, England

Entry requirements

For international students

For entry onto one of our PhDs, you should normally have, or expect to obtain at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in nursing, health or a health related area. Applicants wanting to register for the PhD Nursing must have a Nursing or Midwifery professional qualification. Applicants for the PhD Health Studies must have a health related honours degree or qualification. This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. TOEFL iBT: 78 overall with at least - Reading 10, Listening 9, Speaking 17, Writing 19.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The University of Hull

The university is proud to have been making a global impact and challenging the way people think for 90 years.

  • World’s Top 100 in the (THE Impact Rankings 2022)
  • 82 percent of research 3* or above (REF 2021)
  • Excellent employability rates for international graduates
  • Official university partner of Team GB

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