Research course

Health Services Research

Newcastle University · Institute of Health and Society
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


Course content

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

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 the funding and fees tab in the Programme information in our online

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

      Course contact details

      Public Health Programme Team
      +44 (0) 191 208 8755