Research into health and healthcare is essential for:
understanding the causes, presentation and management of health conditions
informing the development and evaluation of innovative health technologies, treatments, care pathways and services
informing health policy decision making
Our course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills needed for health and healthcare research. You will be based within the Department of Health Sciences which has an international reputation for innovative research in public health, biostatistics, epidemiology and healthcare improvement. You will learn from researchers actively involved in tackling current health challenges and contributing to health policy and clinical practice changes.
Our course combines research principles combined with practical examples of how novel research can be applied in real life health care settings. Our ongoing portfolio of research means that the curriculum and all your course materials will be relevant and based on the latest insights and understanding into current health care challenges.
You will receive a comprehensive grounding in research methods, while developing key transferable skills in research practice, critical appraisal, academic writing, project management, communication and presentation of research, and research management, policy, governance and ethics.
We offer different options for your study: the Masters in Research (MRes) can be taken full-time over one year or part-time over two years. You also have the option for a Postgraduate Certificate, which includes the modules but not the dissertation, which is available part-time over one year.
The teaching is arranged in blocks to give you the flexibility to fit study around your existing work commitments. This flexible course is ideal for social scientists, researchers and those preparing for a PhD as well as intercalating medical students, clinical staff, healthcare Improvement and laboratory scientists.
Modules on this degree are also available as stand-alone CPD courses.