MRes in Health Studies

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About the course

Research is a necessary foundation for evidence-based practice, decision making and strategic development. The MRes in Health Studies aims to develop your knowledge and skills in relation to the conduct of research in health and social care settings. The core of the programme is the final dissertation module, where you’ll complete an advanced, evidence-based project in line with your professional priorities and interests.

You'll gain a range of practical and professional skills to enable you to contribute more effectively to the delivery of health and social care. And you’ll develop transferable skills to give you make you stand out in the job market. The flexible nature of this programme enables you to fit your studies around other work and life commitments.

Key facts

Tuition fees


*Please note, Home/EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed and may increase.

Home/EU: £4,121* for the full programme, pro-rata for part-time study

Overseas: Please contact 

Applicants from the local area accessing programmes and individual modules may be eligible for funding via the contract with the Yorkshire and the Humber Local Education and Training Board (YHLETB). There are also opportunities for self funding. Please contact the for further information.

*Please note, the fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase. 

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,280 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

All applicants: TBC

Entry requirements

Entry is open to anyone working in a health or social care environment.

Candidates will normally be expected to hold at least a Bachelors degree with a classification of at least 2:2. Where this requirement is not met alternative professional qualifications may be considered.

Additionally, candidates should demonstrate evidence of recent successful study at Level 6 in the five years prior to enrolment.

Candidates are expected to be engaged in a health professional or equivalent role (either paid or voluntary) as some modules require access to, and reflection on, professional practice.

Students who have fulfilled the learning objectives of specific modules through prior learning can apply for exemptions under the APEL regulations.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each skill.

For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Study information

Year 1

  • Research and Literature Review Methods
  • Driving Specialist Developments through Contract Learning
  • Applied Qualitative Research Methods

Year 2

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Research Proposal

Year 3

The focus of the final year is the dissertation, where you gain extensive experience in research through an independent project which suits your interests.

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

This programme is suitable to those working in a health or social care environment who want to progress their career and academic skills. The course also opens up opportunities for further study at PhD level.