University of Warwick

University of Warwick

Health Research

The programme is for those intending to go on to a career that includes health-related research. This includes those aiming for a PhD and those wanting to undertake high quality research as part of their professional practice in healthcare. The programme is carefully structured, developed and delivered by experts in their field of research, often drawing on individual research experience. The programme covers research methods, statistics and broader research skills.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. Candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of 3 years' work experience will also be considered. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in reading and writing.

Course modules

Core modules: epidemiology and statistics; understanding research and critical appraisal in health care; qualitative research methods in health. Core option modules: design, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological research; mixed methods for health research; introduction to health economics (for the non-economist). Optional modules: sociology of health, health policy, and social; determinants of health; international health policy; the concepts of the digital; complexity in the social sciences; digital objects, digital methods; sociology of the body; critical issues in national and international food policy; gender, imperialism and international development; gender, analysis and development practice; psychological subjects: identity, health and culture in 20th-century Britain; themes and methods in medical history; migration, health and ethnicity in modern history.

Assessment methods

Most of the modules are assessed by a 4,000 word written assignment. The dissertation will need to be an original work of 15,000-20,000 words on a topic agreed with the student's supervisor.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

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