Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Health Services Research

This course is for those who wish to pursue a career in Health Services Research in the UK, internationally with the UK National Health Service (or its equivalent abroad), local government, the voluntary sector or academic health care. This course, together with service training, provides an appropriate preparation for the academic components of the Diploma and PART A MFPH examination of the Faculty of Public Health.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a medical/ health or social sciences discipline. Applicants from other backgrounds will be considered on a case by case basis. Applicants who have successfully completed the 4th year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme, or equivalent. Candidates with non-standard qualifications will be invited for interview. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.5 (with a minimum of 7.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: The factors that can influence the health of populations; the provision of health and health care; research skills; how to apply research findings to improve health and the delivery of health care services.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,250 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,015 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 26 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

Institute of Health and Society
Telephone number: 
0191 208 8755