University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Health Research

The programme offers high quality learning and teaching and is aimed at people with a professional interest in researching health and healthcare, often undertaken within National Health Service settings. The academic staff who teach you are active health researchers. The programme offers research training to health professionals, research staff and research students. Students develop the skills for the critical evaluation of published health research.You register initially for the Postgraduate Certificate programme. On satisfactory completion of the Certificate you may progress to the Postgraduate Diploma and then to the MSc. All programmes are part time. Most modules are between two and four days' duration, with a gap of several weeks between modules. Typically, the Certificate can be gained after six months of study, the Diploma after a further year and the MSc degree after another year of work.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2.2 (Hons) in a health-related subject. Normally applicants should hold a degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, a profession allied to medicine, health management, a biological science or a social science. Non-graduates can undertake programmes leading to postgraduate awards with the University of Leeds if they have adequate and relevant professional qualifications. We welcome enquiries and applications from non-graduates with work experience in health research. For applicants whose 1st language is not English an IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component will be required.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 6 months
PgDip Part-time - 18 months
MSc Part-time - 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
0113 343 0806