De Montfort University

De Montfort University

Applied Health Studies

This course equips students with the methodological skills to carry out applied research in these subject areas at doctoral level; it incorporates a number of specialised teaching and enables students to develop their understanding of the theoretical and practical dimensions of research practice; it is suitable for graduates, international students and professionals looking to develop a research interest; by the end of the course students are able to explore both traditional and longstanding research methods plus innovative approaches to social research; have developed technical skills as well as a philosophical understanding of key scholarly debates; and are able to apply methodological constructs directly to their work-based interests.

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours degree or above in a relevant subject; a good 2.2 Honours degree or above plus relevant professional experience; a portfolio of professional qualifications and/or academic qualifications of equivalent standing to an Honours degree; an appropriate postgraduate diploma at a good standard; for applicants that English is not their 1st language then an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is essential; free English language tuition delivered by our British council accredited centre for English language, learning is available both before and during the course.

Course modules

Modules include: research designs in health; research dilemmas and strategies; making sense of quantitative and qualitative data; advanced statistics and data analysis; research dissertation. Pathway modules: health policy and strategy.

Assessment methods

Coursework; essays; reports; mini projects; presentations; method exercises; dissertation. There are no formal exams.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time - 1 years
MRes Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Leicester Campus Leicester LE1 9BH East Midlands

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