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 practitioners and researchers need skills for 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.
This variation of the MSc Applied Health Services Research programme is for those who wish to engage actively at the forefront of health services research but who are not primary researchers.
It is suitable for those from a wide variety of backgrounds including:
- Science, social science, humanities and mathematics graduates
- BMBS Medicine students who wish to obtain an intercalated degree at Master’s level
- Medical researchers
- Academic clinical fellows
- Doctors, pharmacists, nurses and allied 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
If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.
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.
Fees and funding
Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
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.
We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in Autumn 2019.
Learn more at the fees and funding page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Taught Postgraduate Admissions
- +44 (0)1392 725500