Durham University

Durham University

Health Research Methods

This course is aimed at those who want a thorough grounding in research design and appropriate methods for answering research questions. Students will gain knowledge and skills in identifying research questions, evaluating and critiquing published research in their field of interest, and designing research projects.

Entry requirements

A good 2nd Class Honours degree (typically 2.1 Honours) or international equivalent, OR Professional qualification or 3 years relevant work-based experience. A pass in Mathematics (Grade C or above at GCSE level, or equivalent). Applicants without a degree will be required to demonstrate sufficient academic capability to satisfactorily complete this degreeStrong Personal Statement.

Course modules

The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research Methods comprises of 2 modules: quantitative health research methods;qualitative health research methods.

Assessment methods

Both modules are assessed by assignment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 10 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's Campus, Stockton Stockton TS17 6BH North East

Key information

School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health
Telephone number: 
0191 334 0815