City, University of London

City, University of London

Health Services Research

The course 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 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 healthcareindustries. The course also provides a foundation for MPhil or PhD-level study in health services research.

Entry requirements

A 1st 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. For students whose 1st language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: IELTS: 7.0 or TOEFL (internet-based): 100.

Course modules

Core modules include: introduction to research methods and applied data analysis; advanced research methods; advanced data analysis; complex healthcare interventions (subject to approval); dissertation. Elective modules include: health systems organisation; financing and performance; understanding the health policy process: concepts and tools; health and society; health policy in Britain; telehealth; telecare; telemedicine: technology-based assistive devices in health and social care. Students are required to complete a dissertation and have the option to undertake a Master's by research route, which requires an extended dissertation.

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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,500 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,000 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,750 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 7,500 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7040 5060