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5230F - Health Services Research MSc, PGDip

Health Services Research MSc, PGDip

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Start in: September 2022

Our Health Services Research MSc gives you the skills for in-depth applied public health research.

Overview

Health Services Research MSc is part of the Population Health Sciences Institute. We lead high-impact research to:

  • understand, promote and maintain health and wellbeing for all
  • identify, tackle and prevent the causes of ill-health and reduce inequalities
  • design and evaluate novel interventions to optimise health and care

 

Our MSc is ideal for students seeking to gain or enhance a high level of health research skills. It combines a range of high-standard health services research methods. They have the principles of public health science and practice.

You'll complete the course with the skills to be able to proceed with a PhD or tackle higher-level analyses in your area of health services research.

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Qualifications explained

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MSc, PGDip

What you'll learn

Among the areas covered are:

  • systematic reviewing and critical appraisal
  • evaluative methods in health services research
  • applications of epidemiology to public health
  • tackling and challenging health inequalities and other social determinants of health
  • health systems and healthcare policy

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your development

Research skills

You'll follow your interests and develop specialisms. This will be through the public health research project developed in collaboration with staff. You can choose from a wide range of projects put forward by our academics, or propose your own.

Projects vary and can involve:

  • primary data collection (quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods)
  • secondary analysis of a wide range of available datasets
  • systematic review

You receive a thorough grounding in introductory and advanced research methods. You’ll have regular research supervision throughout the course.

Your future

You'll complete the course with the skills to proceed with a PhD or start. You may choose to develop your career in public health and health services or related areas.

Graduates can go on to work in:

  • government
  • the voluntary sector
  • healthcare and service delivery
  • consultancies
  • the private sector where there is involvement with providing healthcare and public services

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

You'll be based in the Baddiley-Clark Building, adjacent to the main Faculty of Medical Sciences site.

You'll have access to:

  • open plan workspaces
  • meeting rooms of all sizes
  • 'breakout' areas for informal discussions
  • Walton Library

You'll work in the Faculty of Medical Sciences. This is part of our city-centre campus.

The Faculty is also home to:

  • dentistry
  • medicine
  • psychology
  • pharmacy

It is on the same site as Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary hospital. We are one of the largest integrated teaching/hospital complexes in the country.

Our facilities include:

  • individual research laboratories where students carry out their projects
  • a dedicated medical library with a wide range of specialist books and journals
  • hi-tech computer clusters and study spaces
  • dedicated facilities for a range of key bioscience applications. This includes flow cytometry, bioinformatics, imaging, genomics and proteomics

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply


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  • on-campus open days
  • virtual open days
  • webinars

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Public Health Programme Team
Medical Sciences Graduate School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8755
Email: pghealth@newcastle.ac.uk

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