Research course

Research Degrees in the Institute for Health Research

University of Bedfordshire · Department of Acute Health Care
MSc by researchMPhilPhD

Entry requirements

Either a First Class undergraduate degree or a Master's degree in a health-related subject. Applications will be assessed using UKBA and University of Bedfordshire policy.

Months of entry

October, March

Course content

About the Institute

The Institute for Health Research (IHR) is committed to carrying out real world research, providing information which can influence policy and practice.

The IHR was launched in 1994.and brings together a team of researchers, who are committed to real-world health research, providing information which has influenced policy and practice at national and international level

The primary aims of the IHR are to:

  • Engage in collaborative research locally, regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Create research partnerships with purchasers and providers of health care, with the professions, industry and the independent sector
  • Promote and co-ordinate health-related research across the University
  • Enhance research skills in the community through the provision of quality educational programmes

The University welcomes research degree applications in the following areas:

  • Public Health, Diabetes, Mental Health, Cancer, Renal Medicine, Child and Maternal Health, HIV/AIDS, and other medical subjects. The IHR has recently developed two new MSc by Research programmes in Clinical Biomechanics, and in Health and Ageing.

Fees and funding

For details on the financial support on offer at the University of Bedfordshire please visit the Research Graduate School website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
Variable months
full time
Variable months


part time
Variable months
full time
Variable months


part time
Variable months
full time
Variable months

Course contact details

Research Graduate School
0300 3300 073