University of York

University of York

Applied Health Research

This course provides an ideal training for anyone wanting to become a professional researcher in health, or for anyone wishing to develop careers in the health sector, where the ability to take a critical, evidence-based approach to health problems and solutions is increasingly valued. The course offers students an excellent grounding in applied health research methods, including systematic reviews, RCTs, epidemiology, applied statistics, qualitative methods and health economics.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally be a graduate with a 2.1 degree or higher, or equivalent from an overseas university, and be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary knowledge of and interest in a relevant area of health sciences. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and we follow the University�s Equal Opportunities policy.

Course modules

Module includes: research methods; health and social statistics; epidemiology; randomised controlled trials; systematic reviews; qualitative methods applied to health research; health economics. Optional modules to choose from: health and illness in society; health policy - principles practice and the evidence base; health and social statistics; understanding clinical statistics; measurement in health and disease; infection and disease; public health foundations in practice.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 321344