Research course

Health Services Research

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

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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

Health Services Research MSc is part of the Population Health Sciences Institute. We lead high-impact research to:

  • understand, promote and maintain health and wellbeing for all
  • identify, tackle and prevent the causes of ill-health and reduce inequalities
  • design and evaluate novel interventions to optimise health and care

Our MSc is ideal for students seeking to gain or enhance a high level of health research skills. It combines a range of high-standard health services research methods. They have the principles of public health science and practice.

You'll complete the course with the skills to be able to proceed with a PhD or tackle higher-level analyses in your area of health services research.

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Information for international students

English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with at least 7.0 in writing)

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information online.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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