Master's in Research Applied Health Studies MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Master's in Research Applied Health Studies MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

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About the course

The Master's in Research Applied Health Studies course will equip you with the methodological skills to carry out applied research in these subject areas at doctoral level, which can be useful in any setting both in the UK and in other countries.

It incorporates a wide range of specialised teaching and enables you to develop your understanding of the theoretical and practical dimensions of research practice. It is suitable for graduates, international students and professionals looking to develop a research interest.

  • Develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge with teaching by a diverse and experienced academic team, who are all recognised experts in their fields
  • Sui…

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About the course

The Master's in Research Applied Health Studies course will equip you with the methodological skills to carry out applied research in these subject areas at doctoral level, which can be useful in any setting both in the UK and in other countries.

It incorporates a wide range of specialised teaching and enables you to develop your understanding of the theoretical and practical dimensions of research practice. It is suitable for graduates, international students and professionals looking to develop a research interest.

  • Develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge with teaching by a diverse and experienced academic team, who are all recognised experts in their fields
  • Suitable for a range of graduates, international students, and professionals looking to develop a research interest
  • Explore both traditional and long- standing research methods, plus innovative approaches to social research
  • Develop technical skills as well as a philosophical understanding of key scholarly debates
  • Apply methodological constructs directly to your work-based interests
  • The course has an excellent reputation, confirmation of its quality and value
  • Obtain grounding in research methods, which can support applications for PhD study
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Key facts

Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time

Attendance: Full-time attendance is one day per week or half a day if studying part-time

Start date: September 2014

Entry and admission criteria

  • A good 2:1 honours degree or above in a relevant subject
  • Or a good 2:2 honours degree or above plus relevant professional experience
  • Or a portfolio of professional qualifications and/or academic qualifications of equivalent standing to an honours degree
  • Or an appropriate Postgraduate Diploma at a good standard

In English is not your first language then an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. Free English language tuition delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning is available both before and during the course. To find out more, please visit dmu.ac.uk/international|

Teaching and assessment

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, presentations, method exercises and a dissertation. There are no formal exams.

International students come to study in the UK because the quality of the teaching is among the best in the world.

Course modules

  • Research Designs in Health (30 credits)
    Develops a critical understanding of socio-political aspects of research, to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different research designs and to plan a research project.

  • Research Dilemmas and Strategies (30 credits)
    Is designed to develop advanced and specialist knowledge in the fields of research strategies and philosophical assumptions underlying research decisions.

  • Making Sense of Quantitative and Qualitative Data (30 credits)
    Develops advanced and specialist knowledge in the fields of both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Advanced Statistics and Data Analysis (15 credits)
    Is designed to give a thorough appreciation of handling complex data sets, analysing quantitative data and presenting numerical data graphically in an accessible fashion.
  • Research Dissertation(45 credits)
    Involves a requirement to present two bound copies of a formally presented dissertation of no more than 15,000 words.

Pathway modules:

  • Health Policy and Strategy (30 credits)
    Examines the broad UK health policy context within which professionals, patients and public engage. Allows you to explore the relationship of health to wider social policies.
  • Research in Social Work (30 credits)
    Begins with taught components aimed at familiarising you with current debates and issues in social work.

  • Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice (30 credits)
    Focuses on a range of criminological approaches, research methods and theory. It will consider the ethical implications of undertaking research with offenders, victims and criminal justice personnel.
  • For the Master’s in Research you will complete a dissertation of15,000 words and achieve a total of 180 credits. A Postgraduate Diploma may be awarded on completion of 120 credits; a Postgraduate Certificate on completion of 60 credits.

Academic expertise

The course is taught by staff from a range of disciplines, who are all recognised experts in their fields.

Methodological expertise in quantitative methods is offered by Jean Hine| and Dr Peter Norrie; and in qualitative approaches by Dr David Hiles|.

Specific subject relevant research expertise is offered by Dr Sally Ruane| (health studies). Training in the management and planning of research studies is also offered by Professor Brown|, while Dr Scott Yates| offers a grounding in the epistemological and theoretical challenges for intending postgraduate researchers.

Aside from their teaching responsibilities, the team also offers individual supervision for students undertaking MRes dissertations, and their own expertise spans such areas as:

  • Communication in healthcare
  • Influencing health policy
  • Diversity and health

Graduate careers

This course offers a route into doctoral research or a wider research career on a global level. Professionals with some years’ experience 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 arena of professional practice for work-based application.

Fees and funding

UK/EU Full-time £4740 Part Time 15 credit taught module £395 60 credit dissertation £1185 International
Full-time £12,200

Scholarships

As part of the universities commitment to enhancing the personal and career development of our graduates. We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2013/14.
Alumni scholarship programme. For more information visit Health and Life Sciences Alumni Scholarships >|

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