Applicants will usually need to possess a health-related honours degree (at a second class level or at least 60% or GPA – 3/5; 2.4/4; 6/10 OR equivalent) or be able to demonstrate evidence of equivalent experience in health care practice/research. They will also require reliable internet access.
Months of entry
The PgCert programme aims to provide you with the framework and methodological skills to design effective, rigorous, ethical and relevant healthcare research projects. This involves being able to:
- Critically appraise research evidence (including systematic reviewing)
- Develop a precise research question and articulate and justify an appropriate study design
- Select a suitable statistical method for analysis and interpret the findings
- Fundamentals of research design
- Evidence-based health
- Applied statistics
Find out more about courses
The programme offers a fully flexible, participatory learning opportunity enabling you to:
- study while working
- learn at your own pace
- review material as often as you require
- incur limited financial costs
- study only the modules you are interested in
It is aimed at healthcare professionals, policy makers and early career researchers who would like to improve their health research skills but are unable to take time out for full-time study and/or want to avoid relocating.
Fees and funding
- More information about tuition fees and payment plans.
- University of Aberdeen Funding Database
- Alumni discount for postgraduate degrees (20%)
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Debbi Marais