MSc in Social Science Applied to Health

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  • Objectives
    To provide students with an understanding of how social science disciplines can provide a theoretical, empirical and methodological foundation for structuring inquiry and developing the evidence-base in areas related to health and healthcare.
  • Entry requirements
    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.
  • Academic title
    MSc in Social Science Applied to Health
  • Course description
    Course modules

    -Foundations of Research Practice*
    -Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods*; or
    -Qualitative Research Practice*
    -Research in Context
    -Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis
    -Advanced Data Analysis
    -Primary Care Research: Theory and Practice
    -Sociology of Health and Illness*
    -Health Psychology*
    -Quality and Safety in Healthcare
    -• Dissertation*
    -*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

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