This programme provides a first step in research training for health professionals currently working in clinical areas who want to develop a health related research component to their career. Guided by a supervision team you will undertake a research project and gain confidence in using research methods, project management, and research governance.
If you have a first degree:
A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a healthcare related subject
If you do not have a first degree:
Postgraduate qualification and or experience in a relevant health related area will be considered
Evidence of the capability to study at masters level
All applicants must have:
Current registration with an appropriate healthcare regulatory body (e.g. NMC, GMC, BPS or HCPC
Access to a research population
A minimum of 18 months post qualification experience
Two academic/employer references in support of your application and professional and academic capabilities
Transcripts of your degrees so far (certified and translated in to English if appropriate)
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
by holding an English language qualification to the right level
by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students
English to IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component).
You will study 3 taught modules (20 M level credits each) and submit a thesis which reports your research project findings (nominally 120M level credits).
Compulsory modules (2x20 M level credits)
Research Methods (Distance Learning) or Research Methodology
Project Management and Research Governance (Distance Learning)
The taught modules provide opportunity for flexible learning, with the Research Methods and Programme Management and Research Governance both delivered online. The Developing Evidence Based Practice is delivered on campus.
You will select one option module from those on offer (20 M level credits), for example:
Epidemiology, statistics and research methods
Qualitative research methods
Mixed methods in research
Research Methodology in Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
We recognise that as a postgraduate student you are likely to have specific requirements when it comes to planning for your next career step. Employers expect postgraduates to have a range of skills that exceed their subject knowledge. Careers Network offers a range of events and support services that are designed for all students, including postgraduates looking to find their niche in the job market.
Here are just a few ways in which we can help postgraduates to get ahead:
Careers Networking opportunities
Effective careers strategy toolkit
Year planner for all postgraduate students
Masters Career Coaching Workshops
One to one careers guidance
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