This multidisciplinary course will give you a detailed and comprehensive understanding of how to apply a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods to current, pressing health issues and how to critically assess published research.
You will graduate with the kind of interdisciplinary and multifaceted understanding of health research that is increasingly sought after in healthcare and research environments. You will be taught by internationally recognised academics who will draw on their extensive research experience to provide you with an excellent grounding in applied health research methods including systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials, epidemiology, health economics, statistics and qualitative methods.
Teaching is led by senior staff in the department who are acknowledged experts in their fields and the large majority of teaching sessions take place in small groups.
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Our department is ranked first in the country for our research environment and 7th nationally for public health, health services and primary care in the Times Higher Education's ranking of the latest REF (2014).
Our world-leading experts help improve human health and prevent illness through the analysis and delivery of leading research.
Our course will equip you with a wide range of applied health research skills to enable you to become a proficient and confident researcher.
The MSc in Applied Health Research involves a one-year full-time or two-year part-time Masters programme (180 credits).
You will take taught modules worth a total of 120 credits.
The compulsory modules worth 70 credits are:
In addition you will choose modules worth 50 credits from the following:
Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
The dissertation contributes 60 credits to your degree.
You will be matched with a supervisor with complementary research interests, and together you will design an appropriate project, using the skills and techniques you have been taught in the modules.
You have substantial choice in your area of research, and for part-time students in employment, the project can represent an area that is of interest and value to your employer.
|Full-time (1 year)||£7,580||£16,780|
|Part-time (2 years)|
Fees for subsequent years are subject to confirmation.
year 1 fee
For courses which are longer than one year, the tuition fees quoted are for the first year of study. Fees for subsequent years are subject to increase (no more than 2% each year).
Additional costs could vary depending on which modules you take. Course books are generally available from the library, but you may wish to purchase your own copies. These typically cost between £10 and £30 each. Depending on how you work, you may also wish to print out lecture notes or make photocopies. You will be given an allowance of free printing, but beyond this additional charges will apply.
UK/EU or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK/EU or international student.
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If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers accommodation costs and estimated social costs.
You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
We use a variety of lectures, seminars, projects, group work and individual work to ensure that you get the most out of your time here.
Much of the teaching on this course takes place in small groups, led by a specialist in the field.
You will be based in the Department of Health Sciences which is on Campus West. The majority of your teaching will take place within Alcuin College on Campus West.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
You will be assessed throughout the course in a variety of ways, including exams and a range of written assignments.
Graduates from this course have followed a broad range of careers. Many have taken up jobs in health research or have gone on to study for PhDs. Others have utilised their research knowledge within healthcare services or attained employment in health policy, including organisations such as the World Health Organisation.
Upon successful completion of this course you will:
You should normally be a graduate with a 2:1 degree or higher, or an equivalent qualification from an overseas university, and be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary knowledge 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.
Overall IELTS of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and no less than 6.0 in any other component.
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