Taught course

Health and Social Care

The University of Manchester · School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Entry requirements

We require an honours first degree (Upper Second or above) or overseas equivalent in a relevant subject from an approved higher education institution. We may consider applicants with a Lower Second degree on the basis of documented evidence of exceptional innovative practice, practice leadership, service development, research projects and publications in your application.

We also require part-time students to have written support from your employer to go on the course and complete any necessary requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MRes Health and Social Care course is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of and skills in theoretical underpinnings and research methods relevant to applied research in contemporary health and social care contexts.

The course is designed for those who want to pursue a career in health and/or social care where research is a core component. Most of the units on this course are shared with other MSc and PhD programmes.

You will learn how to conduct and apply health and social care research to practice at both an individual and organisational level, drawing on the expertise of renowned lecturers and practitioners from fields including social work, nursing, midwifery, speech and language therapy, audiology, psychology and medicine.

The bulk of the course content is delivered online and is complemented by two compulsory four-day campus-based introductory and winter study schools, and one mid-semester study day in both Semester 1 and 2.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12-24 months


distance learning
12 months


distance learning
12-24 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 0270