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. Check English language requirements.

Months of entry

October, March

Course content

About the course

Studying for a Research Degree is an opportunity to develop your research interests and skills in a centre of excellence for health, within research groups building the international evidence base for health and health care. We will equip you to undertake, analyse and evaluate health research.

Key features

  • The IHR has an international track-record for research impacting policy and practice

Career opportunities

You will develop a sound training in research methodology, health policy and academic writing. Past graduates found employment with WHO, Global Fund, Ministry of Health among other organisations.

The University welcomes research degree applications in the following areas:

  • Health inequalities
  • Healthcare commissioning
  • Public Health

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

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Course contact details

Research Graduate School
+44 (0)1582 489056