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MScHealth Research Methods

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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This programme will equip you with the skills needed to understand the critical elements in planning, undertaking, and analysing research in health care. These are vital skills for anyone wanting to develop or enhance their career in health care and health-related research

Programme structure

This modular multidisciplinary programme offers a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters in Health Research Methods and is particularly suitable for:

Clinical and allied health professionals (including doctors, nurses, midwives, dietitians, physiotherapists)

Laboratory-based scientists wishing to further understand or transition to population-based research

Graduates looking to launch their career in health research

Intercalating medical students who have completed at least three years of full-time study

Those in the commercial health care sector (including the pharmaceutical or devices industries), public sector organisations (including local government), NGOs, voluntary sector and charities

Foundation skills for postgraduate research programmes (including PhD)

The aims of the course are to provide a world class programme that meets the needs of those wanting or needing:

a detailed understanding of the range of methodologies and analyses utilised in applied health research
the necessary skills to critically interpret the findings of health research resulting from different methodologies.

Career opportunities

The programme provides a range of benefits for potential future employment and the flexibility of module choice enables learning tailored to meet your specific needs. For example the programme:

Provides an excellent basis for a future study towards a PhD in health

Develops further skills to augment progression in your current or next position

Enhances your role within the commercial health care sector (e.g. pharmaceutical, devices and related industries)

Develops your health research skills within the clinical and allied health professions, public sector including local government, NGOs, voluntary sectors and charities

Provides a robust foundation for a transition or entry to population-based health research from a laboratory research background (this is a frequent transition which many of those teaching on the programme have followed, including both Programme Directors) or as a new graduate wishing to launch your career in health research

To develop skills in applying translational research methodologies

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States