Taught course

Applied Health Studies

De Montfort University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

  • An upper second class Honours Degree or above in a relevant subject;
  • a lower second class Honours Degree or above plus relevant professional experience;
  • a portfolio of professional qualifications and/or academic qualifications of equivalent standing to an Honours Degree;
  • an appropriate postgraduate diploma at a good standard.

Applicants may be asked to demonstrate their competence in English language and numeracy in order to be admitted to the programme.

Masters in Research in (Applied Health) MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Months of entry


Course content

The course offers students the opportunity to develop a theoretical and practical appreciation of many research methods relevant to the health, social care and social science fields.

  • Students are able to explore both traditional and longstanding research methods as well as innovative approaches to social research.
  • Students develop technical skills as well as philosophical understandings of key methodological debates.
  • The programme provides the research methods training required for subsequent PhD study.
  • The programme is offered flexibly on a modular basis and can be undertaken full time or part time.

The course provides evidence of grounding in research methods training which can support applications for PhD study.
It offers rigorous multidisciplinary training in traditional and innovative research methods and enables you to develop an advanced critical appreciation of key methodological debates.

Information for international students

Guaranteed accommodation for international students. Excellent English Language support included in fees. Evidence of qualifications equivalent to an Honours degree. The Faculty has strong international links and is actively collaborating with institutions world-wide. To find out more visit our international pages.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
24-48 months


part time
12-24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment70
Dissertation25 (15000 words)
Oral Presentations5

Course contact details

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