Taught course

Health and Social Care

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

Entry requirements

i) An honours first degree (normally 2.2 or above or equivalent) from an approved higher education institution. OR ii) Demonstrable evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience which the School accepts as qualifying the applicant for entry. AND (iii) For part-time students, written support of their employer to attend the programme and to complete any necessary requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes HSC programme will equip students with an in-depth understanding and knowledge and skills in a range of theoretical underpinnings and research methods relevant to applied research in a range of contemporary health and social care contexts.

The MRes HSC is for students who wish to pursue a variety of careers in health and/or social care where research is a core component. The majority of modules within the programme are shared with other students undertaking MSc and MPhil/PhD study.

The course is delivered mainly online but is complemented by two compulsory four-day campus-based introductory and winter study schools, and 1 mid-semester study day in both semester 1 and 2. Opportunities for face-face support are also available in some modules as an alternative to online methods for students who are able to attend. For more information see details below.

Information for international students

English language: Candidates whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 on any one component, or TOEFL 575 paper based or 230 computer based, or evidence of equivalent learning.

Fees and funding

Please visit the University website for funding information.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12-24 months


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
12-24 months

Course contact details

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
+44 (0)161 306 0270