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About

This Health Research Methods programme from University of Birmingham develops the skills you need to understand the critical elements in planning, undertaking and analysing research in health care - vital skills for anyone wanting to develop or enhance their career in health care and health-related research.

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Overview

Why study this course?

  • You will gain an advanced understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods in a global health care context. The programme provides in-depth knowledge and practical experience of the range of methodologies and analyses applied in health-related research and will enable critical interpretation of the findings of health research resulting from different methodologies
  • This Health Research Methods programme from University of Birmingham is run and taught by researchers and lecturers actively involved in leading health research nationally and internationally.
  • The programme has a modular nature which allows the flexibility for participants to shape the programme to fit their needs and teaching takes place in one-week blocks.
  • The programme is delivered in a progressive dynamic environment of up-to-date health research that employs rigour, discipline, and high standards.
  • The University of Birmingham is a thriving and dynamic institution that combines over a century of heritage with one of the most compelling and ambitious agendas in higher education. It is ranked amongst the world’s top 100 institutions for clinical, pre-clinical and health. With world-leading activity across a range of subjects, it remains one of the UK’s most broadly-based research-led universities.

Career

The programme provides a range of benefits for potential future employment and the flexibility of module choice enables learning tailored to meet your specific needs. 

For example, the programme:

  • provides an excellent basis for a future study towards a PhD in health
  • develops further skills to augment progression in your current or next position
  • enhances your role within the commercial health care sector (e.g. pharmaceutical, devices and related industries)
  • develops your health research skills within the clinical and allied health professions, public sector including local government, NGOs, voluntary sectors and charities
  • provides a robust foundation for a transition or entry to population-based health research from a laboratory research background (this is a frequent transition which many of those teaching on the programme have followed, including both Programme Directors) or as a new graduate wishing to launch your career in health research
  • to develop skills in applying translational research methodologies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epidemiology Statistics and Research Methods 
  • Practical Epidemiology and Statistics
  • Health Care Evaluation and Commissioning
  • Health Economics
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Principles of Health Technology Assessment
  • Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Enthusiasm and commitment are vital, while formal entry requirements include:

  • usually a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in medicine, a life/ biological science or another relevant subject
  • an interest in health research methods
  • an interest in evidence-based healthcare
 On a case by case situation, we also consider:
  • other classes of degree and or relevant professional qualifications
  • experience of working in health or a related field
Applications are also welcome from UK medical students who wish to intercalate and have completed at least three years of full-time study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20430 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20430 GBP per year
  • National

    9810 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9810 GBP per year

MSc

  • UK: £4,905 part-time
  • International: £10,215 part-time
PGDip
  • UK: £6,540 full-time; part-time £3270
  • International: £13,620 full-time
PGCert
  • UK: £3,270 full-time; £1,635 part-time
  • International: £6,810 full-time

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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