Research Higher Degrees


The School of Nursing & Midwifery at Flinders University established a Research Higher Degrees program in 1994 and has an international profile as a leader in research higher degree education.  Listen to an interview with Dr Lindy King, Associate Dean (Higher Degree Programs), (pictured) about opportunities for undertaking a research higher degree in the School of Nursing & Midwifery at Flinders University.

The Masters in Science by Research (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs provide opportunities for research in both clinical and community settings with a focus on current issues in nursing, midwifery and health care.

Dr Lindy King on Research Higher Degrees(MP3 audio, 7MB) Click here


In these programs students benefit from the inspiration of working within an established research setting, supported by experienced academic supervisors with international reputations in their fields of research. There is also a vibrant research higher degree student community who share knowledge, peer encouragement and lively conversations (see Current RHD student profiles).

Before you express an interest or submit an application for enrolment you will need to approach the Associate Dean (Higher Degree Programs) Dr Lindy King.  Dr Lindy King will need to receive a copy of your Curriculum Vitae (Resume), Honours or Masters Degree program academic transcripts and research proposal.  these documents are required for Dr King to indentify if you meet admission requirements for the PhD program.  Dr King will then assist you to identify academics who could be your potential supervisors. Potential supervisors of your research project hold international reputations in established fields of research.  Consider whether you would be interested in pursuing a research project within the supervisors’ fields of research or as a part of an established project/program of research. If you have a specific research field you wish to pursue, nominate an academic whose experience will suit the field. Once potential supervisors have been established, you should then discuss your planned project with them.
A list of the School’s available supervisors can be viewed at

Higher degree supervisors search

 Your first point of contact for enquiries or further information regarding admission should be the Associate Dean (Higher Degrees) in the School of Nursing & Midwifery, who will guide and advise you with your application:
Dr Lindy King, Associate Dean (Higher Degrees)

Admission to study at MSc or PhD level must be approved by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Higher Degree Committee. The following websites will allow you to view University, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and the School of Nursing & Midwifery student-related policies and procedures on the MSc or PhD programs:

University course rules for Doctor of Philosophy

 University course rules for Masters in Science by Research

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Research Higher Degrees information (includes application information).

University research higher degrees policies


Application form (Domestic Students)

Application form (International Students)

Research higher degree programs can be undertaken full time or part time. Scholarships are available to assist you financially in full-time study and applications can be made at any time during the year. See Higher degree administration and scholarships for more information.

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