Masters in Research (Applied Health and Social Sciences)

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  • Objectives
    The Masters in Research offers students the opportunity to develop a theoretical and practical appreciation of a wide range of research methods relevant to the health, social care and social science fields. -Students are able to explore both traditional and long-standing research methods as well as innovative approaches to social research. -Students will develop technical skills as well as a philosophical understanding of key methodological debates. -The programme enables students to apply methodological constructs directly to their vocational interests
  • Entry requirements
    Country specific qualifictions that are relevant to: -An upper second class degree or above in a relevant subject -A lower second class honours degree or above plus relevant professional experience -A portfolio of professional qualifications and/or academic qualifications of equivalent standing to an honours degree -An appropriate postgraduate diploma at a good standard
  • Academic title
    Masters in Research (Applied Health and Social Sciences)
  • Course description
    Career opportunities

    This programme offers a direct route into doctoral research or a research career more widely. Additionally, professionals with some years’ experience in the field and seeking to enhance the research dimension of the workplace will find the opportunity to develop a level of research expertise which can be taken back into the professional practice for vocational application.


    The Masters in Research offers rigorous multi-disciplinary training in traditional and innovative research methods and enables students to develop an advanced critical appreciation of key methodological debates. There are three pathways through the programme : applied health studies, psychology or social work.

    Core modules

    -Research Designs
    -Research Dilemmas and Strategies
    -Making Sense of Quantitative and Qualitative Data
    -Advanced Statistics and Data Analysis
    -Research dissertation

    Pathway modules
    -Health Policy and Strategy
    -Research in Social Work
    -Philosophy of Psychological Science

    Students of the Masters in Research complete a dissertation of 15,000 words and achieve a total of 180 credits. A Postgraduate Certificate may be awarded on completion of 60 credits; a Postgraduate Diploma on completion of 120 credits.

    Students may be required to attend induction days in the last fortnight of September and may be expected to attend a block teaching week from late September.


    The course uses a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, visiting speakers, e-based learning, one-to-one supervision and self-directed study. Assessment in taught modules is by coursework, primarily essays, reports, mini-projects and presentations. There are no formal examinations

    Further information

    The applied health studies and social work pathways of the MRes are recognised by the ESRC for research training purposes. This means the funding for the PhD study may be available and prospective students are encouraged to see further information.

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