Research in Health Professions (MRes/MPhil/PhD)

1. Overview

There is an increasing requirement within the professions and disciplines to engage in evidence based practice in order to meet the demand for clinical effectiveness and good practice.

Health Professions Research at Robert Gordon University is built on strong foundations of education and practice based research. Over the years we have built up a vibrant research community in partnership with the NHS in Scotland and other Universities.

 

2. What you will study

The University can offer Health Professions research degrees in the following broad areas:

  • Motion Analysis
  • Back Pain
  • Anthropometry
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Paediatrics
  • Foot related knee pain
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • The nature of evidence-informed clinical wisdom in nursing and midwifery
  • The acquisition of evidence-informed clinical wisdom
  • The review and effects of implementing evidence-informed clinical wisdom in nursing and midwifery
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Drug Formulation & Delivery
  • Pharmacy Practice & Education



Specialised Research Facilities:

  • 3D Laser scanning
  • Vicon Motion Capture
  • Electromyography
  • Breath-by-breath gas analysis
  • State-of-the-Art Clinical Skills Laboratory
  • Patient Interview Rooms

Well-equipped state of the art laboratory facilities for:

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - the University has a wide range of equipment suitable for conducting both solution and solid phase synthetic procedures, complimented by analytical equipment including a 400 MHz nmr, GCMS, LCMS, multiple HPLC's (analytical and preparative), GC, FT-IR, UV and Fluorescence spectrometers, scanning EM, Molecular modelling can be done on a Silicon Graphics Octane 1200 workstation.
  • Pharmacy Practice & Education - the University owns high quality audio and video recording equipment, transcribing equipment and software for transcribing interviews.

3. Entry requirements

 

Normal entry requirements are a first or upper second class honours degree of a University of the United Kingdom, or from an overseas University, or degree equivalent qualification, subject to the approval of The Robert Gordon University. Applicants holding qualifications other than those above shall be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the proposed research programme.

Applicants holding qualifications other than those above shall be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the proposed research programme. Applicants will normally register for an MSc/PhD or MRes/PhD with transfer to PhD dependent on satisfactory progress. However, applicants who already possess a Masters degree which includes a significant research component could be registered directly for a PhD, subject to a satisfactory research proposal, and clear evidence of research expertise.

Any applicant whose first language or language of previous University-level instruction is not English must normally demonstrate competence in English. This should be a score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

 

4. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2014/2015

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,900 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,340 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £13,750 per annum (practical based)
  • £11,350 per annum (desk based)

Part-time

  • £8,250 per annum (practical based)
  • £6,810 per annum (desk based)

For Academic Year 2013/2014

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,900 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,340 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £13,350 per academic year

Part-time

  • £8,010 per academic year

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,828 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,297 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

Full-time

  • £3,828 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,297 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £12,900 per academic year

Part-time

  • £7,740 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £ 3,400 year full time
  • £ 2,040 year part time

International Students

  • £12,600 year full time
  • £7,560 year part time

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

5. How to apply

All applications should be made via the University's application form for research students.

Completed application forms should be accompanied by:

  • Two academic references
  • A transcript or mark sheet for all graduate qualifications
  • A draft research proposal, or at least a short summary to indicate the potential area of research (Refer to Section 8 of the Application Form)
  • For applicants whose first language or language of university education is not English -Certificate of English language competency score of IELTS 6.5 in each of the four test components (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking). Students who can demonstrate successful completion of tertiary (university or college) studies in a country whose national language is English, may be exempted from this requirement
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(MRes/MPhil/PhD)
Start date
September/January
Course length
MRes/MSc - 1 year full-time, 21 months part-time PhD - 3 years full-time, 42 months part-time
Mode of Attendance
Full-time

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