Taught course

Research in Health Practice

University of Bath · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Typically a 1st or 2:1 Honours degree (or its international equivalent) and two years post qualification/graduation/registration experience in an appropriate context such as health, social care, education or a clinical/medical context.

A strong personal statement (typically 500-1,000 words) that provides evidence of:

  • how your academic, professional and personal experiences equip you to meet the demands of the course
  • your reasons for wanting to study on the course at University of Bath
  • how your studies may fit with your subsequent professional/academic intentions

Months of entry


Course content

Research in Health Practice is a modular postgraduate course which has been designed to meet the professional needs of a range of health and social care practitioners who are interested in developing their skills as researchers in practice.

This flexible course enables you to build knowledge and skills in designing and conducting courses of research. Most appealing is the online aspect, meaning that you can remain within the practice area whilst gaining an all-important Masters level qualification (helping you progress to specialist practitioner or consultant level within the NHS).

The course provides an innovative and integrated blend of knowledge-based, activity-based and experiential learning, underpinned by self-reflection and peer review. A virtual learning environment will form the focus for organising the learning, providing a platform for discussion and sharing of ideas.

By utilising web-based delivery blended with Summer Schools (typically five days in length), the course aims to meet the learning needs of busy health and social care practitioners. Learning is supported throughout the course by a Personal Development Adviser (PDA) who will utilise learning needs analysis and personal development planning techniques to provide motivation.

Information for international students

  • IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each of the four components)
  • PTE Academic of 62 with no less than 59 in each component

Certificates must be dated to within two years of the start of the course of study.

There is further information about meeting the English requirements.

If you wish to improve your English proficiency before commencing your studies, pre-sessional language training can be arranged through the Academic Skills Centre.

Fees and funding

The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Graduate School provides guidance on potential sources of funding (studentships and scholarships) for postgraduate students. For more information, please see the webpage.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-60 months

Course contact details

Admissions Officer
+44 (0)1225 38 4332