City, University of London

City, University of London

Health Services Research

The course is suitable for professionals from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds, including those who have worked in medical and allied health professions, local government, non-governmental organisations, research institutions and consultancies and pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. The MSc in Health Services Research offers advanced research training to enable graduates to conduct and evaluate research to understand and improve service delivery, quality of care and patient outcomes. The course also provides a foundation for MPhil or PhD-level study in Health Services Research.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in a medical/health or social sciences discipline is required (minimum 2:1 honours degree). Applicants with equivalent qualifications or substantial experience in health services will also be considered on an individual basis.

Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students:
If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma. The course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree.

Course modules

Core modules:
Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis (30 credits);
Advanced research methods (15 credits);
Advanced data analysis (15 credits);
Developing complex interventions (15 credits); and
Dissertation (60 credits).

Elective modules:
Health Policy Process, Politics and Power (15 credits);
International Health Systems (15 credits);
Health policy in Britain (15 credits);
Management and Leadership in Healthcare (15 credits);
Health Innovation and Change (15 credits).

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed through a combination of methods. More specifically: research proposal; mini lab examination; systematic review; poster presentation; data analysis workbook; practical exam and associated lab report; formative online quiz.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,000 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,000 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,750 per Whole course (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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