Taught course

Health Research

Institution
University of Leeds · Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
Qualifications
PGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

You will already have successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research before joining the Diploma. The Certificate provides 60 credits, the additional four modules you will study on the Diploma make your total credits up to 120.

We also welcome people who have not studied the Certificate but want to attend individual modules. They should hold a degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, a profession allied to medicine, health management, a biological science, or have relevant vocational experience.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Months of entry

February, March, April

Course content

The Health Research PGDip offers intermediate research training to health professionals, research staff and research students. Modules include Statistical Methods, Systematic Reviews, Clinical Trials, Applied Qualitative Health Research and Health Economics. Classes include a lively mix of students from a range of health disciplines.

Develop and connect

The programme offers high quality learning and teaching and is aimed at people with a professional interest in researching health and healthcare, often undertaken within National Health Service settings. The academic staff who teach you are active health researchers.

You’ll have access to University facilities, including the Health Sciences Library, which provides computing facilities, a broad range of books and journals and a quiet environment for private study.

More information

You register initially for the Postgraduate Certificate programme. On satisfactory completion of the Certificate you may progress to the Postgraduate Diploma. All programmes are part time and flexible.

Most modules are around four days' duration, usually with a gap of several weeks between modules. Typically, the Certificate can be gained after six months of study and the Diploma after a further year.

Information for international students

Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

NHS employees

Each year we’re able to fund attendance of a number of NHS employees from money awarded to us by the NHS's Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber. To qualify for these funded places you should work for the NHS in the Yorkshire and the Humber area. These funded places are not available to medical or dental practitioners. Contact the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences Admissions team if you want to discuss funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Medicine Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgmed-admissions@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 0806