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Applied Health Research MRes, PGCert

Applied Health Research MRes, PGCert

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Full time | University of Leicester | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Research Methods (Science) Health Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Course description

Research into health and healthcare is essential for:

  • understanding the causes, presentation and management of health conditions
  • informing the development and evaluation of innovative health technologies, treatments, care pathways and services
  • informing health policy decision making

Our course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills needed for health and healthcare research. You will be based within the Department of Health Sciences which has an international reputation for innovative research in public health, biostatistics, epidemiology and healthcare improvement. You will learn from researchers actively involved in tackling current health challenges and contributing to health policy and clinical practice changes.

Our course combines research principles combined with practical examples of how novel research can be applied in real life health care settings. Our ongoing portfolio of research means that the curriculum and all your course materials will be relevant and based on the latest insights and understanding into current health care challenges.

You will receive a comprehensive grounding in research methods, while developing key transferable skills in research practice, critical appraisal, academic writing, project management, communication and presentation of research, and research management, policy, governance and ethics.

We offer different options for your study: the Masters in Research (MRes) can be taken full-time over one year or part-time over two years. You also have the option for a Postgraduate Certificate, which includes the modules but not the dissertation, which is available part-time over one year.

Teaching and learning

Our topical curriculum draws on the latest research into health and healthcare. You will learn from world leading researchers involved with translating scientific advances into improvements in health and health policy.

Careers and employability

For many graduates our MRes has been a gateway to a research-based career or a means of advancing their career in health or social care using the transferable skills they have obtained. Others have found that the MRes is an excellent foundation for doctoral research and an academic career.

Modules

In this module you will examine the basic features of a range of qualitative methods and identify those commonly used. We will discuss good practice in the relation to the conduct of interviews and focus groups and explore how to prepare a prompt guide for an interview or focus group. You will learn how to plan a basic ethnographic study, and how to develop a coding frame and organise qualitative data using dedicated software. We will consider the criteria used in making judgement about the quality of published qualitative research and also discuss good ethical practice in qualitative research as well as approaches to qualitative research data management.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

21,750

Entry requirements

Students need to have relevant 2:1 degree (or equivalent).

University information

For a century, the University of Leicester has been home to great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking work of the university’s expert research groups, postgraduate students will tackle the emerging social, economic, political, and scientific issues head-on and set the agenda where others simply follow....more