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Research Methods (Health) MA

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Full time | Queen's Medical Centre | 12 months | FEB-23

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Full time


12 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Health Studies Research Methods (Science)

Course type


Course Summary


Our Research Methods MA provides the in-depth skills required to understand and carry out research in healthcare.

We offer an interdisciplinary learning environment embedded within the University’s Economic and Social Research Council funded Doctoral Training Partnership; a collaborative venture between the universities of Nottingham, Birmingham, Warwick, Leicester, Loughborough and Aston.

You'll be taught by colleagues from politics, the social sciences and health, studying alongside research methods students in other schools. As healthcare is a multi-disciplinary practice, you'll take part in learning opportunities outside healthcare both broadens and deepens your learning experience.

We foster a close-knit, highly motivated and supportive study environment. It is ideal if you're working within healthcare, or preparing for PhD doctoral-level studies. The knowledge and experience you'll develop will be ideally placed for you to pursue an academic or clinical academic career in healthcare research.

Learning and assessment

We use a variety of teaching methods on the course. This includes dedicated doctoral scholarship application support, tailored feedback, library skills training and opportunities for networking with other researchers.


This programme is consistently highly evaluated by graduates and can open a range of doors, including both research career opportunities in the health service and academia, leading to future clinical academic or advanced clinical leadership roles.

Many of our graduates go on to do funded PhD study. We offer support and mentorship in the development of PhD applications.


This module aims to familiarise you with diagnosing and evaluating elements of research design in existing research, familiarising them with trade-offs involved in these choices and enabling you to make conscious design choices for your own research.

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Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent). Applicants must have an interest in research.

University information

The University of Nottingham is a pioneering institution with a long and distinguished heritage in education. It is a research-intensive university, and a superb place to study for a postgraduate qualification. It offers excellent teaching and learning facilities and a wide network of professional partnership organisations offering plenty of career opportunities. Taught and research courses are available in a wide range of subject areas and...more

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