Research course

Health Services Research

Institution
Newcastle University · Institute of Health and Society
Qualifications
MSc by researchPGDip by research

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a medical, health or social sciences discipline. You can also apply if you have successfully completed the fourth year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course, or equivalent.

If you have a different background you will be considered on an individual basis. If you have non-standard qualifications then you will be invited to an interview.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Students on the Health Services Research MSc gain the high-level skills required to carry out in-depth applied public health research.

The MSc in Health Services Research is for those who are seeking to gain or enhance a high level of health research skills. It is also for those who wish to pursue a career in public health or health services delivery and analysis in the UK and internationally with:

  • the UK National Health Service (or its equivalent abroad)
  • local government
  • the voluntary sector
  • academic healthcare

This is a specialist MSc to provide you with a wide range of health services research methodologies, and with a high standard within those methodologies. You can be confident after successfully completing the course that you will have the skills to be able to proceed with a PhD or tackle higher-level analyses in your area of health services research.

The Health Services Research MSc is based in the Institute of Health & Society in Newcastle University’s medical school, the Faculty of Medical Sciences. The Institute, headed by Prof Allyson Pollock, is one of the UK’s leading public health departments.

The MSc in Health Services Research grows out of the Institute’s determination to undertake research and teaching to:

  • reduce health inequalities
  • address social injustice
  • improve population health locally, nationally, and internationally

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip by research
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    21 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Public Health Programme Team
Email
pghealth@newcastle.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 8755