|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least a Bachelor degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject. Usually a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in medicine, a life/ biological science or another relevant subject
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations. Take originals along when you go to study.
IELTS : Score 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band. Or Cambridge English(CAE): Advanced Minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.
Please note: TOEFL IBT test will not be accepted for September 2015 entry.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer).
This programme will equip you with the skills needed to understand the critical elements in planning, undertaking, and analysing research in health care. These are vital skills for anyone wanting to develop or enhance their career in health care and health-related research
This modular multidisciplinary programme offers a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters in Health Research Methods and is particularly suitable for:
Clinical and allied health professionals (including doctors, nurses, midwives, dietitians, physiotherapists)
Laboratory-based scientists wishing to further understand or transition to population-based research
Graduates looking to launch their career in health research
Intercalating medical students who have completed at least three years of full-time study
Those in the commercial health care sector (including the pharmaceutical or devices industries), public sector organisations (including local government), NGOs, voluntary sector and charities
Foundation skills for postgraduate research programmes (including PhD)
The aims of the course are to provide a world class programme that meets the needs of those wanting or needing:
a detailed understanding of the range of methodologies and analyses utilised in applied health research
the necessary skills to critically interpret the findings of health research resulting from different methodologies.
The programme provides a range of benefits for potential future employment and the flexibility of module choice enables learning tailored to meet your specific needs. For example the programme:
Provides an excellent basis for a future study towards a PhD in health
Develops further skills to augment progression in your current or next position
Enhances your role within the commercial health care sector (e.g. pharmaceutical, devices and related industries)
Develops your health research skills within the clinical and allied health professions, public sector including local government, NGOs, voluntary sectors and charities
Provides a robust foundation for a transition or entry to population-based health research from a laboratory research background (this is a frequent transition which many of those teaching on the programme have followed, including both Programme Directors) or as a new graduate wishing to launch your career in health research
To develop skills in applying translational research methodologies