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Social Sciences Research for Healthcare

University of Bradford

12 months
17682 GBP/year
7370 GBP/year
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The new MSc in Social Sciences Research for Healthcare from the University of Bradford is suitable for graduates in a broad range of disciplines, as well as healthcare professionals interested in developing a portfolio of social sciences research skills.

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The MSc in Social Sciences Research for Healthcare from the University of Bradford provides a unique opportunity to build an understanding of the principles of research design and strategies in a multidisciplinary environment created by staff and students from various healthcare professions. During the programme you will discover a variety of advanced research skills and analytical techniques relevant to your field of study, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods.

Your journey will include aspects of research management as well as dissemination of results consistent with both professional practice and the principles of research ethics.

You will actively engage with the seven interdisciplinary pathways that are central to the White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership vision at Master’s level, introducing the ‘grand challenges’ within each thematic pathway.

The programme is aligned with:

  • Postgraduate Training and Development Guidelines of the Economic and Social Research Council
  • Objectives of the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Researcher Development Framework Vitae.

Career prospects

Graduation from this programme may provide a route to obtaining externally funded PhD studentships in healthcare and/or social sciences research.

The programme will suit, among others:

  • social and/or health researchers requiring formal training in research
  • healthcare practitioners/professionals who are interested in pursuing clinical academic research for their professional development

As a qualified researcher with knowledge across a range of social and healthcare research designs, this may form part of a career plan to develop into research-informed or research-led clinical roles.

If you are seeking a career in social or healthcare institutions (NHS, HCPC professions), evidencing advanced skills in knowledge generation and appraisal can be beneficial.

This course may prepare you for a career in academia or other public/private research institutes and organisations where data-gathering and analysis are key.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Prescribing for Pharmacists
  • Prescribing for Healthcare Professionals
  • Urgent Care (Minor Illness/ Injuries)
  • Health and Social Care Leadership
  • Understanding Health and Social Care through Policy and Strategy
  • Critical Perspectives on Dementia: a rights based approach (distance learning)
  • Enhanced Communication Methods (distance learning)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GCSE or equivalent English and Maths at minimum of C (or 4)
  • Undergraduate degree, at least 2.1 or international equivalent in relevant subject

We may consider lower qualifications if you have appropriate professional experience, in which case we will review a written work sample with your application and hold an interview. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17682 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17682 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7370 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7370 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • Home: £3,685 per year

Living costs for Bradford

713 - 1353 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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