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Study mode

Part time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Postgraduate Diploma is normally completed between 1-3 years. Applications are now open for October 2020 entry.

The Postgraduate Diploma consists of two compulsory modules and four optional modules selected from an extensive list of subjects. This provides students with an opportunity to learn how the principles of health research can be translated into practical actions in selected areas.

Students who transfer to this programme of study from the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research, with three successfully completed modules, are required to undertake three additional option modules to fulfil the requirements of the Postgraduate Diploma.

These are modular part-time programmes, particularly suitable for academically gifted medical and dental trainees with the potential to be the independent researchers of the future.

Find out about Moses Mulimira's experience on the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research. Our Student Spotlights feature students' experiences both on and after their courses, and highlight the day-to-day life of study on the Evidence-Based Healthcare programmes.

Course aims

In addition to the skills acquired during the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research graduates of the Diploma will be able to:

  • demonstrate an ability to apply health research techniques appropriately for the solution of research questions;
  • be able to apply health research solutions in a novel manner when analysing health research problems.

Modules

This module will introduce some of the more advanced concepts and skills of research design, emphasising how they relate to evidence-based health care. Choosing and designing the most appropriate study to address a clinical question is paramount in generating the best evidence. As students learn to identify the strengths and weaknesses of 6 key study designs, they will also learn how to design a research protocol. Participants will design data collection and analysis, to include appropriate statistical tests. They will also learn strategies to manage bias and assess the quality of published research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£6,850

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£6,850

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in any relevant subject. A good master's level qualification is usually required.