Taught course

Research Methods for Social Science & Health

King's College London · Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy

Entry requirements

General entry advice

Candidates should have a 1st class or 2:1 undergraduate degree (or international equivalent).

We may consider candidates with a lower second class degree or with professional qualifications from a recognised institution if they can:

  • show relevant work experience and/or relevant professional qualifications
  • demonstrate that they are highly motivated
  • provide referees from their university or employment strongly supporting their admission onto a master's level programme.

In these circumstances we will usually admit a student to our certificate or diploma programmes, possibly with a view to the student transferring to the master's programme if they successfully pass their first two examined subjects. Relevant professional qualifications will be taken into account.

Months of entry


Course content

The certificate is aimed at professionals, practitioners, and researchers in all fields of health, medicine, and the social sciences who wish to develop a deeper understanding and skills for the practical application of quantitative and qualitative research methods. This programme is suitable for students from a range of health, policy, and government sectors, including those who conduct, manage, and commission research.

The full PostGraduate Certificate is 60 credits and it offers you flexibility with the choice to study either full- (6 months, January to July) or part-time (eighteen months).

Information for international students

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £3,300
International students
Full time: EU £3,3300 Non EU £6,440

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
6 months
part time
18 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Mauricio Avendano