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Research in Health Professions Education (RiHPE), MRes

Research in Health Professions Education (RiHPE), MRes

Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Nursing Health Education

Course type


Course Summary

The MRes in Research in Health Professions Education gives you expert training in education research methods. The programme is suitable for anyone who wants to undertake rigorous, practice-focused research, from doctors, nurses, academic educators, social care professionals or psychologists.

Your programme will feature:

  • Full training and support in a broad range of research methods
  • Emphasis is research-on-practise, meaning research can be conducted in your work place on topics that are directly relevant to your role
  • Focused, taught analysis of the evidence base for current practise in health professions education
  • Supported development of a research proposal, including literature review, methodological approaches and ethical approval
  • Support from an outstanding community of experienced researchers to address specific training and research needs
  • Supervisors from a top UK Medical School
  • Flexible part-time study
  • Practice-focused learning

During your course you will benefit from our highly regarded specialist facilities and our top ranking research programmes. Our Medical School has been recognised as one of the UK’s top research performers.

Your research degree combines an initial, modular, taught element with supervised research by nominated supervisors. You will do three face-to-face taught modules which cover research methods, critical appraisal, and the application of those concepts to the education of healthcare professionals. You will also complete a portfolio in which you develop your research project, identify and address training needs and complete a reflective analysis of the likely impact of your proposed research on your field and on you as a practitioner and others.

Different course options

Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need at least a 2:1 honours degree in an appropriate subject. There is also provision for admission that takes into account work experience when the applicants have an undergraduate degree but not at a 2:1 honours level. Most applicants will have an equivalent qualification in an area of professional practice (e.g. B.Sc Nursing, MBBCh etc). Applicants who have already completed masters-level taught modules with outcomes that are significantly similar to those in the taught phase of the programme may be allowed to APeL those credits into Phase 1. This decision will have to be made on a case-by-case basis by the Programme Director and the College’s APL Committee. Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more