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. Students will learn: 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. One third of the course involves a research project, which is developed in collaboration with staff in the Institute of Health and Society. This research project will focus on a topic in health services research.

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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 26 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Medical Sciences Graduate School
Telephone number: 
0191 208 8755