Normally a minimum 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Relevant clinical or professional experience may be taken into consideration as evidence of equivalency.
Months of entry
The global burden of disease and challenges of safe and accessible health services means that more than ever we need to be developing, testing, evaluating and implementing evidence-based healthcare in highly complex situations.
This programme has been designed to give you the skills and knowledge to enact meaningful change and gain a comprehensive grounding in health services research methods as a platform for developing a career as a health researcher.
It is suitable for those from a wide variety of backgrounds including:
• Science, mathematics and social science graduates
• Medical researchers
• Academic clinical fellows
• Allied healthcare
• Healthcare professionals wishing to develop their research skills
You will be taught by the leading international experts and authors in complex interventions research methods. Topics such as patient and public involvement, collaborative working, evidence-based practice, complex interventions, health economics, clinical trials and medical statistics will provide a common thread that runs throughout the programme.
Information for international students
English language requirements
Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
Pearson Test of English (Academic)
58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.
Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability, information for applicants with lower English language test scores, and all further information for international students can be found at the international page.
Fees and funding
As part of the NHS Research Innovation and Improvement Capability Project there may be a limited number of funded places available on this programme for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals who work in the following areas:
- Patients and clients with dementia
- Meeting the needs of the frail elderly
- Delivering care closer to home
To find out more visit the Health Education South West website for more information.
There are various funding opportunities available including the Medical School's Global excellence scholarships. For more information visit our Masters funding page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Medical School
- +44 (0)1392 725500