MSc - Master of Science
Gynecology Health Promotion
This programme is designed for those interested in acquiring the research skills necessary to conduct policy-relevant research into sexual and reproductive health. It provides a non-clinical foundation in family planning, obstetric health, AIDS and sexually-transmitted infections. This Master's course is recognized by the ESRC as providing high quality research training and a small number of ESRC scholarships (including 1+3 scholarships) are available to UK or EU residents. These are advertised each year with the School scholarships information. The curriculum has a focus on middle- and low-income settings but also provides excellent training in the principles and methods of research for high-income countries.
By the end of this course students should be able to: demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of evidence-based approaches to research of reproductive and sexual health issues, critically assess and apply these research approaches to inform development, health and social welfare programmes, demonstrate a good understanding of the socio-cultural, political and ethical issues surrounding reproductive and sexual health, identify and address appropriate research questions in reproductive and sexual health, using methods from a range of public health disciplines, carry out research activities to identify effective components of reproductive and sexual health services within programmes.
The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at the School on a Masters programme is at least one of the following: a second-class honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to that of the course of study to be followed; a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies. Applications with an appropriate technical qualification, or equivalent qualification and experience from overseas, are also welcomed. Additional requirements for the MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health Research are evidence of numeracy skills. Any prospective student who does not meet the above minimum entry requirement, but who has relevant professional experience, may still be eligible for admission.
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