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Qualitative Health Research

20 credits at Level 7

Module leader: Dr Sarah Blower, Deputy Module leader: Dr Maddy Power


This course will enable you to design and conduct your own qualitative research with confidence. By focusing on the philosophical origins of qualitative research and its appropriateness in answering different types of research question, the course offers a framework in which to assess credibility in qualitative research design, which can then be applied to your work.  

There is a particular emphasis on using reflexive understanding as a means of generating theoretically informed and practically grounded qualitative research. This mix of theoretical and practical debate is a particular feature of the course and all aspects of research design, along with a range of qualitative techniques are discussed.

This course will enable you to design and conduct your own qualitative research with confidence. You will gain knowledge and practical skills in qualitative research design: developing qualitative research questions, selecting appropriate qualitative methodologies, data collection techniques, qualitative data analysis and reflexivity. You will also develop an understanding of how to assess rigour and credibility in qualitative research.

Follow the link for further details of Qualitative Health Research - HEA00155M


You should normally be a graduate with a 2:1 degree or higher, or equivalent from an overseas university, and be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary knowledge of and interest in a relevant area of health sciences. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and we follow the University’s Equal Opportunities policy.

Credits and Cost

Qualification awarded

If you successfully complete this course you will be awarded 20 credit points by the University of York, at Level 7. 


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