MSc Health Research gives applicants the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to design, carry out and report a research study that is clinically applicable, scientifically sound and relevant to patients. Throughout the course you will be able to focus on a health and social care research area that interests you, making it relevant to what you do.
Research is a fundamental part of providing evidence-based health and social care, however, it is important that it is based on areas of investigation that are of relevance to both clinicians and patients alike. This course has been designed to take you through the research process from formulating a suitable research question to designing the study and collecting appropriate data, and reporting the findings to different audiences. All of this will provide opportunities to work with academics and clinicians experienced in conducting health and social care research.
There will be a strong focus on involving members of the public and patient groups in your research. As such, you will be given training on the different ways they can be involved throughout the whole process.
The work you will do as part of this course will provide opportunities for you to create research outputs (e.g. manuscripts for publication) to contribute to a portfolio of research experience suitable for applications related to future research study (e.g. NIHR Clinical Doctoral Fellowship), or to further your career as part of a research team (e.g. research nurse).