To enable students to conduct effective, high quality research to develop the evidence-base for health services policy and practice.
Entry requirements Normally at least a good second class honours degree in a relevant subject, or an equivalent qualification. For candidates without a first degree or equivalent, relevant professional experience (at least five years) and/or qualifications in health or social care research, practice or management will also be considered.
MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Health Services Research
-Foundations of Research Practice*
-Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods*
-Qualitative Research Practice*
-Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis
-Primary Care Research: Theory and Practice
-Sociology of Health and Illness
-Quality and Safety in Healthcare
-*Compulsory course element
Teaching and assessment methods
Modules are taught using a variety of methods, including lectures, practical exercises, small group seminars and independent study, with invited contributions from NHS practitioners and managers.
The course is assessed by a combination of coursework, examination and, for those continuing to MSc level, by dissertation. Students who complete a specified 60 credits of the course may choose to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Services Research; those who successfully complete all the taught modules, but who do not wish to proceed to the dissertation may exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Services Research