University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Health Research Methods

This modular multidisciplinary programme is particularly suitable for: clinical and allied health professionals (including doctors, nurses, midwives, dietitians, physiotherapists); laboratory-based scientists wishing to further understand or transition to population-based research; graduates looking to launch their career in health research; intercalating medical students who have completed at least 3 years of full-time study; those in the commercial health care sector (including the pharmaceutical or devices industries), public sector organisations (including local government), NGOs, voluntary sector and charities; providing foundation skills for postgraduate research programmes (including PhD). The aims of the course are to provide a world class programme that meets the needs of those wanting or needing: A detailed understanding of the range of methodologies and analyses utilised in applied health research; the necessary skills to critically interpret the findings of health research resulting from different methodologies.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in medicine, a life/ biological science or another relevant subject; an interest in health research methods; an interest in evidence-based healthcare. On a case by case situation, we also consider: other classes of degree and or relevant professional qualifications; experience of working in health or a related field. Applications are also welcome from UK medical students who wish to intercalate and have completed at least 3 years of full-time study. International students: English to IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component) or TOEFL Internet based 95 overall with no less than 22 in any band.

Course modules

Masters core modules: introductory module (non-assessed programme overview week); epidemiology statistics and research methods; practical epidemiology and statistics; dissertation.
Optional modules: health care evaluation and commissioning; health economics; qualitative research methods; principles of health technology assessment; systematic reviews and evidence synthesis; clinical trials (MPH); economic evaluation in health care; health information and health informatics; advanced statistical methods; mixed methods research designs.
Postgraduate Diploma: 120 credits from taught modules as per the Masters choices but students will not complete the dissertation.
Postgraduate Certificate: 60 credits from a choice of core and optional modules. Students can transfer from the Certificate to Diploma and from Diploma to the Masters based on appropriate performance.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 18,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Full-time GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgDip Full-time GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time GBP 12,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time GBP 2,400 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time GBP 2,400 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time GBP 2,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time GBP 2,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time GBP 2,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

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