Health Research

  • Research Degrees 2016-17

    In addition to the taught postgraduate courses offered, we offer a wide range of research opportunities for suitably qualified applicants and which are aligned to the Schools’ research areas of expertise. Opportunities exist to undertake research projects for the awards of:

    • Master of Research (MRes)
    • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Research areas:


    Scholarships, Bursaries and Payment Incentives*

    For 2016-17 we are offering a wide range of scholarships and early payment incentives for Research students:

    • Our International Research Excellence Scholarship which is available to all full fee paying, non-EU students, reduces the annual research fees by £3500.
    • Our Early Payment Incentive (Tuition Fees) offers a 10% discount for all self-funding, full fee paying, non-EU students who have paid their tuition fees in full prior to, or on enrolment, providing this is within one week of formal classes commencing.
    • Our International Accommodation Bursary is also available to self-funding non-EU students on a full-time programme, who are eligible to apply for a 10% accommodation bursary which will be deducted from upfront payment of the cost of accommodation in the University's self-catering residences or flats.

    Contact us for more information.

     * the provision and level of scholarships, bursaries and incentives are reviewed annually

  • Institute of Healthcare Policy and Practice

    The School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery research hub, the Institute of Healthcare, Policy and Practice (HPP), encompasses three research groupings:-


    HPP’s vision is to be a centre of applied research excellence, advancing health and social care practice, and family caring through evidence generation, partnership working and policy influence. 

    HPP also works closely with other research groupings within the University, in particular with the Institute of Biomedical & Environmental Health Research, the Institute of Clinical Exercise and Health Sciences, and the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice their joint interests being strengthened by external links with health boards, local authorities, third sector and independent care providers. 

    HPP provides leadership and collaborates on research projects and funding applications; undertakes research supervision (MRes, MPhil and PhDs related to our research groupings); undertakes a range of projects in partnership with others using our research skills; and provides research training and mentorship.

  • Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice

    Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice is a partnership with the University of the West of Scotland and provides a high quality environment for applied research, education and social enterprise. ASCPP aims to work collaboratively with people with dementia, carers, the scientific and practice communities to advance evidence-informed dementia policy and practice.