Taught course

Health Research Methods

Institution
University of Exeter · University of Exeter Medical School
Qualifications
MSc

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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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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
  • Nurses
  • 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.

Previous topics that students have chosen for independent study include:

  • Exploring facilitators and barriers of patients’ trust in clinical pharmacists in Primary Care.
  • Improving the physical health monitoring of patients taking Clozepine.
  • Intravenous antimicrobial therapy in the home.
  • Effectiveness of group psychological interventions in reducing the burden for caregivers of patients with dementia residing in the community.

Information for international students

English language requirements

• IELTS: Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
• TOEFL: Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
• Pearson: 58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
https://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/medicine/health-research-msc/#fees
International students
https://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/medicine/health-research-msc/#fees

The University of Exeter is offering scholarships to the value of over £4 million for students starting with us in September 2021. Details of scholarships, including our Global Excellence scholarships and GREAT scholarships (British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign) for international fee paying students, can be found on our dedicated funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Antonieta Medina-Lara
Email
pg-ad@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1392 725500