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. Most modules are between 2 and 4 days' duration, with a gap of several weeks between modules.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree with a 2.2 (Honours) 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 Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 30 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 6 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 18 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
Telephone number: 
0113 343 0806