University of Essex

University of Essex

Health and Organisational Research

This course is 1 of 2 programmes offered that can either be taken simply as Master's-level programmes or alternatively can be used as the Master's element of our ESRC-accredited pathways for our doctoral training centre; as part of the ESRC-funded doctoral training pathway, tour content, aims and outcomes are closely allied to the ESRC '7 global research challenges' criteria; this currently means that our course is focussed on developing areas of scholarship in terms of the issues of: health, well-being and psychosocial issues; understanding individual behaviour; and global economic performance, policy and management; our course should be of interest to those students wishing to pursue a career in health services and health research; it is taught across our school and Essex Business School, drawing upon both substantive and methodological expertise from within these schools.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent. Individual course requirements can vary. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Qualitative health research; research evaluation projects; statistical analysis; theory and method in health research; dissertation. Optional modules include: Epidemiology; health needs assessment and priority setting; health promotion; legal and ethical issues; management psychology; managing for ethics and sustainability; philosophy of management and accounting; topics in public health.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on the completion of a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Recognised outlet for ESRC research studentships; some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,000 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,975 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,950 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, School of Health and Human Sciences
Telephone number: 
01206 872719