Registering for an M.Sc./Ph.D. in the School of Nursing & Midwifery
The School of Nursing and Midwifery conducts and supervises research within a wide range of areas and welcomes applications from researchers who wish to pursue research degrees.
Both the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Trinity College Dublin have substantial support mechanisms which are available to researchers to assist them in the pursuance of their research studies. The college supports include for example courses in academic writing, computers use e.g. SPSS and Endnote and workshops in research methodologies.
As well as the traditional support offered by the supervisor/s,the School of Nursing and Midwifery presents a monthly Research Support and Education Day to assist researchers in their development. These days offer the student both the opportunity to attend the formal sessions but just as importantly, an opportunity to network with other students and staff. The monthly Research Support and Education Day usually includes: Methodological master classes; Research Advice and Data Analysis Clinics; Experience-based presentation by a PhD graduate and finally, a Professorial seminar series from a range of national and international professors.
Other supports provided by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, include: a website dedicated to research and a discussion board; access to taught research lectures as recommended; opportunities to present research within the monthly Research Support and Education Day and/or on a more formal basis, at the annual Doctoral Colloquium or the annual School International Nursing and Midwifery Conference.
Some examples of comments on student feedback on the research support day are provided below:
I am mostly out collecting data so I haven't always been around Trinity to go to the PhD education days but the ones I have gone to have been very good. I think it's a really great opportunity for students to present in front of their peers and the questions and feedback are very helpful. The methodology master classes are what interest me the most. I'm using qualitative methodology so it is great that the focus hasn't been completely on qualitative. It's also nice to have lunch together and chat more informally with each other.
The day is very helpful and provides a good combination of cross learning from fellow 'PhD-ites'; alongside a structured course of methodological session.....
The methodological master classes are of a very high standard and in particular I found the classes concerned with questionnaire design and validity and reliability very useful. The sessions from other PhD students are informative and helpful, especially in relation to issues or challenges encountered in the field.
The Research team would love to hear from you if
- you have any comments or questions about current reseach activities
- you have a research topic that you do not see included on these pages
- you would like to discuss the possibiilties open to you to become involved in research
Applicants will need to hold:
- at least a 2.1 honors degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country and
- a fluent command of the English language
The Application Process
All applications to the research register in Trinity College Dublin must be made online. All students undertaking a research degree are assigned to a single principal supervisor. The supervisor's role is essentially that of an academic guide and mentor.
If you plan to carry out your degree by research, you are advised to contact the School of Nursing and Midwifery with your research proposal and arrange a suitable supervisor before submitting your application. Research students are placed either directly on the Ph.D. register or on the Masters register. Research students on the Masters register may then transfer to the Ph.D. register if they wish and provided their progress has been satisfactory. Such transfers usually occur during the second year of full-time study.