Taught course

Applied Health Research

University of York · Department of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

This MSc is particularly relevant if you are either: a science graduate, a social science graduate, a healthcare professional wishing to develop health-related research and evaluation skills, or a professional from any health-related background interested in a career in health services research. A number of our Applied Health Research students have gone on to study a PhD or MPhil with us. We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Health Research. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc provides an ideal training for anyone wanting to become a professional researcher in the applied health field or for anyone wishing to develop careers in the health sector, where the ability to take a critical, evidence-based approach to health problems and solutions is increasingly valued.

The course offers students an excellent grounding in applied health research methods, including systematic reviews, RCTs, epidemiology, applied statistics, qualitative methods and health economics. Teaching is led by Professors in the Department who are acknowledged experts in their fields and the large majority of teaching sessions take place in small groups.

The MSc can be undertaken over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time). You will focus on the production, critical appraisal and use of scientifically rigorous research evidence, applied to a range of health-related areas. This programme is particularly relevant to science and social science graduates and health care professionals who wish to develop their health-related research and evaluation skills, and to people from any health-related background interested in a career in health services research.

A number of our students on this pathway have upgraded to MPhil / PhD study.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities, please see our website for further information.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Postgraduate fees and funding.

Applications are invited for a studentship for the MSc In Applied Health Research, commencing in October 2018.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 321321