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Health & Social Care Research

1 year
September 2024
Blended learning

This Health and Social Care Research MSc seeks to inform and inspire healthcare graduates and professionals. You will develop the skills necessary to conduct high-quality research.

Why study with us

  • You can choose between full-time or part-time study, so that you can fit studying around work and other commitments.
  • Enjoy being part of an inspiring university community which produces high-quality international research.
  • You will learn in a dynamic way including lectures, seminars, group discussion, technology-enhanced learning and independent guided learning.

Important application information

  • The application deadline for September 2024 entry was Friday 19 July 2024.

What you'll do

  • You will learn how different research methods can be applied to current health and practice issues, and refine your own specialist interests.
  • You'll become part of a vibrant learning community, with access to events and opportunities for further development and networking.
  • You will study flexibly at our state-of-the-art campus or online.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Future careers

This course can be the first step in your journey to becoming a research-active health and social care practitioner.

It lays the foundation knowledge and skills needed to enter doctoral level study. Following successful completion of the MSc, students can access stage 2 of the DProf Health

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Distance Full-time£9,000 per year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year
Distance Full-time£9,000 per year
Distance Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£9,450 per year
Distance Full-time£9,450 per year
Part-time£1,050 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£1,050 per 20 credits
Full-time£17,900 per year
Distance Full-time£9,450 per year
Distance Part-time£1,050 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

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