|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A degree with an overall grade of 2.1.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 overall (with a minimum component score of 5.5)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
Reference should be written on official letterhead, signed and dated. Please upload it in the Documents section.
Our MA Health and Organisational Research is one of two programmes we offer that can either be taken simply as Masters-level programmes, or alternatively can be used as the Masters element of our ESRC-accredited pathways for our Doctoral Training Centre.
As part of our ESRC-funded doctoral training pathway, your course content, aims and outcomes are closely allied to the ESRC ‘7 Global Research Challenges’ criteria. This means that our course is focussed on developing areas of scholarship in issues of Health, Well-being and Psychosocial Issues, Understanding Individual Behaviour and Global Economic Performance, Policy and Management.
Our course should be of interest if you wish to pursue a career in health services and health research. It is taught across our School and Essex Business School, drawing upon both substantive and methodological expertise from within these schools.
On our course, you gain:
- Knowledge of the core areas of social science, organisational studies and health, including health policy, public health, epidemiology and medical sociology
- An understanding of the debates surrounding research in the organisation and provision of healthcare
- Advanced training in researching psychosocial aspects of health and wellbeing
This is a unique opportunity for you to study within an interdisciplinary environment.
Qualitative Health Research
Research Evaluation Projects
Theory and Method in Health Research
Management and Organisational Behaviour
Leadership in Health and Social Care (optional)
Legal and Ethical Issues (optional)
Management Psychology (optional)
Managing for Ethics and Sustainability (optional)
Philosophy of Management and Accounting (optional)
We currently have graduates working in both clinical and management positions in local trusts, hospitals and care organisations, as well as in local and county councils.
This course also lends itself to progression onto our PhD Health Research, or our PhD Health and Organisational Research.
A postgraduate qualification is a major achievement and greatly valued by employers. For some jobs a postgraduate qualification may be essential, for others it offers a competitive edge. Our graduates go into a variety of jobs, where the key employability skills and knowledge they have gained through postgraduate study are put to good use.