1 year full-time,
2 years part-time
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.
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:
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.
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 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.
The minimum English language requirement is a total IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component or equivalent. You can, however, receive a conditional offer provided you complete the University of York's higher level pre-sessional course which runs for eight weeks. On successful completion, you can then progress to your course within Health Sciences.
Further details of the University of York's English language requirements.