Taught course

Applied Health Services Research

University of Exeter · University of Exeter Medical School

Entry requirements

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. Please see the website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

The global burden of disease and challenges of safe and accessible health services means that more than ever practitioners and researchers need skills for developing, testing, evaluating and implementing evidence-based health care in highly complex situations. This programme provides you with the skills and knowledge to tackle these challenges.

The course is taught by 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

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found at www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/admissions/applying/english

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website for details
International students
Please see our website for details

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


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Medical School
+44 (0)1392 725500