Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Research Statistics and Evidence-Based Practice (10-credit module)

This is a 12 week stand alone (10 credits) Masters level e-Learning module. The module provides the student with the knowledge and the skills to study Master's level, within the research process and how to critically evaluate, synthesise and reflect on research and research findings, in relation to practice. The module is an ideal course for someone thinking about doing an MSc, wanting to undertake research and thinking about service developments and justifying them.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent, or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills that are sufficient to meet the demands of the programme of study in question and be approved as such by the Head of School. Applicants should also have a minimum 2 years experience in a position of responsibility relevant to the proposed programme. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Topics include: Research principles and statistical analysis methods; the research process and the interaction of various elements within it; the various ways research can be conducted and the selection of various methods to answer specific types of questions; how to integrate research methodology in order to plan research; skills to critique published research; the process of evidence based healthcare; research ethics.

Assessment methods

The method of assessment is online via a continuous 12 week assessment (with a 2 week introductory block). There are no residential components or written examinations to attend so there would be no need for you to travel to Cardiff University for course purposes.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Credits Online study £ 550 per Whole course (home fees) 12 weeks
Postgraduate Credits Online study £ 550 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

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Module Leader
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029 2074 3215