Taught course

Research in Health Practice

University of Bath · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Candidates must hold a First or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university, OR have two years post-qualification, graduation or registration experience in an appropriate context (normally health, social care, education or clinical/medical context)

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

Research in Health Practice is a modular postgraduate programme 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. The programme offers the flexibility to enable students to build their knowledge and skills in designing and conducting programmes of research. Most appealing is the online aspect, meaning that students can remain within their practice area whilst gaining that all important Masters level qualification, helping them progress their career to specialist practitioner or consultant level within the NHS.

The programme 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.

Programme Structure:
Year one (Certificate):

  • Introduction to practice-based research
  • Research design and methods
  • Evidence into practice
  • Research in practice: preparation and planning

Year two (Diploma):

  • Research in practice: design and development
  • Professional, organisational and quality issues in practice
  • Health Policy in an international context
  • Optional Units

Year three (MSc):

  • Dissertation

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall (with not less than 6.0 in each of the four components). TOEFL 580 (paper-based test) or 237 (computer-based test) with a score of not less than 4 in the TWE or 100 (internet-based test) with not less than 24 in each of the components.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see: http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/fees/taughtfees/hss/index.html#health
International students
Please see: http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/fees/taughtfees/hss/index.html#health

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 visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/hss/graduate-school/funding/taught-funding/

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-60 months

Course contact details

Admissions Officer
+44 (0)1225 385233