Taught course

Health Research

University of Leeds · Leeds Institute of Health Sciences

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.

You should be working in a health-related environment.

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, November

Course content

Our PGCert can be taken as a stand-alone qualification or as a stepping-stone to a Postgraduate Diploma.

Designed to fit around you and your personal and work commitments, our course provides introductory research training for health professionals with an interest in researching health and healthcare, often undertaken within National Health Service Settings.

You will:

  • receive teaching from active health researchers

  • study a range of topics such as philosophy of research; quantitative and qualitative research design; critical appraisal of published papers; questionnaire design; recording and analysing data; analytic research design

  • have access to our Health Sciences Library, with computing facilities, a broad range of books and journals

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Medicine Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)113 343 0806