University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Health Research

This course develops skilled and knowledgeable multi-disciplinary healthcare researchers, able to understand and confidently use research techniques appropriate to their practice/subject area. Helping students to become conversant with approaches used by other social and healthcare researchers is also key as well as developing practical research skills, for example, in user involvement and the use of new technologies.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

The practice of health research 1 and 2; qualitative research; quantitative research; research ethics and governance; public health approaches; health research placement.

Assessment methods

Advanced literature searching and annotation, designing research projects individually and as part of a team, creating funding proposals and ethics applications; writing research papers for submission to journals, data analysis exercises, verbal presentations, viva.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Part-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MRes Part-time £ 11,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MRes Full-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MRes Full-time £ 11,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

Key information

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