Taught course

Social Science and Health Research

Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, preferably in a sociology/policy discipline such as criminology, organisational studies, cultural studies, media studies, film studies, human geography, history or politics.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Social Science and Health Research MSc provides broad research training in the social sciences, along with research skills related to health, illness and health care. It is for students who want to progress to a PhD or research career in universities or public and private sectors.
This course provides learning opportunities to enable you to gain advanced knowledge and understanding of the social science disciplines related to health, illness and health care. We aim to produce graduates who can proceed to careers in research in universities, and the public or private sector.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.5 overall (with at least 7.0 in writing). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Public Health Programme Team, Medical Sciences Graduate School
+44 (0) 191 208 8755