Why study MSc Health Research at BU?
- This course is also available to be taken as individual CPD units.
- Research is a fundamental part of providing evidence-based health and social care, ensuring it is based on areas that are of relevance to both clinicians and patients alike.
- The course takes you through the research process from formulating a suitable research question to designing the study and collecting appropriate data and reporting the findings.
- Create research outputs to contribute to a portfolio of research experience suitable for applications related to future research study or to further your career in a research team.
- You’ll learn from and work with academics and clinicians experienced in conducting health and social care research.
- With a strong focus on involving members of the public and patient groups in your research, you’ll be given training on involving them throughout the process.
If you are interested in pursuing a career that combines research with clinical practice, the HEE/NIHR often offer various awards* to help your academic career and research development. This funding is often suitable for stand-alone units in this course. These opportunities are advertised when available. Before applying, contact the course lead to discuss the options the MSc Health Research can provide.
*This is an external funding source and applications are made directly to NIHR.
This course has been designed to provide you with a wide range of research experience, which comes together to produce a portfolio of your research outputs that can be used to help further your academic career.
“This course has been designed to provide you with a wide range of research experience, which comes together to produce a portfolio of your research outputs that can be used to help further your academic career.”
Dr Sharon Docherty, Course Leader
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12 months, full-time or flexible as CPD
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2.
Experience or insight into related work/study/research is usually required. Health and social care professionals with non-traditional academic backgrounds will also be considered.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.