Taught course

Health Research

Institution
University of Essex · School of Health and Social Care
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A degree with an overall grade of 2.1.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our MSc Health Research can be studied either on a full-time basis over 1 year, or via modular, credit accumulation which would take between 2 and 5 years.

This course offers an introduction to the key methodological and theoretical aspects of health-related research from a social scientific perspective. You combine perspectives from the areas of sociological research methods, and the specific application of these research methods, to the burgeoning health context of an ageing population and increased need for health care.

This programme should be of interest if you wish to pursue a career in health-related research, or employment in health related governmental and non-governmental organisations, or to pursue further postgraduate study to doctoral level.

On our course, you gain:

  • Knowledge of the core areas of social science, organisational studies and health, including health policy, public health, epidemiology and medical sociology
  • An understanding of the qualitative and quantitative approaches to researching issues of health and healthcare
  • Advanced training in researching psychosocial aspects of health and wellbeing.

Our MSc Health Research can either be taken simply as Masters-level programme or alternatively can be used as the Masters element of our ESRC-accredited pathway for our Doctoral Training Partnership.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

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Course Enquiries
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk