Taught course

Health and Social Care

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Qualifications
MRes(HSC)PGCert(Res)PGDip(Res)

Entry requirements

We require an honours first degree (Upper Second or above) 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.

You should have:

  • Two days per week minimum study time (part-time students) or full-time hours availability for full-time students;
  • Approval and support from your employer for those seconded from employment to undertake the course;
  • Consistent computer and IT access;
  • Computer hardware minimum: P4 1.6 GB PC with 256Mb RAM;
  • Broadband connection: downstream 2 Mb, upstream 256k;
  • Software: Windows XP or Vista;
  • A webcam and Skype.

Months of entry

September

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.

Information for international students

Candidates whose first language is not English must have one of the following:

  • IELTS 7.0, with a score of 6.5 or above in each component
  • TOEFL 623 paper based
  • TOEFL 106 internet based (with a minimum score of 20 in each component)
  • TOEFL 250 computer based
  • GCSE English grade C

Qualification and course duration

MRes(HSC)

distance learning
12-24 months

PGCert(Res)

distance learning
24 months

PGDip(Res)

distance learning
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
pgtaught.nursing@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 306 0270