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Health Services Research MSc

City University London
Course summary
1-2 years
7,500 GBP
Full time/part time
Masters
Next available date: January 2020 - London
Course Dates
London
September 2020 
7,500 GBP
January 2021 
7,500 GBP

Course description

Health Services Research MSc

Health Services Research MSc - a City University degree programme

The MSc in Health Services Research provides enhanced training and research skills to incoming graduates which helps them understand the healthcare quality issues and outcomes of the same.

The research undertaken during the course focuses on methods to evaluate and improve the outcomes of healthcare services. The course develops on identifying the gaps in care and using evidence based strategies to overcome those and increase the efficiency of the services. The MSc in Health Services Research equips students with the research knowledge, skills and experience to consume and generate primary and secondary research which addresses these questions.

Suitability - Who should attend?

An undergraduate degree in a medical/health or social sciences discipline is required (minimum 2:1 honours degree). Applicants with equivalent qualifications or substantial experience in health services will also be considered on an individual basis.

Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students

If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma. The course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree.

For students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.

English for Postgraduate Study
Pre-sessional English

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study. /p>

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The programme offers an MSc in Health Services Research.The course gives students a thorough grounding in practical research and statistical skills enabling you to work in management, service provision and practice roles. You can go on to develop your career across a range of health service settings including the NHS, charities, industry, government, private practice and academic and research environments.

You will gain vital transferable skills which are applicable to all health and medical related careers where attention to detail, conducting research and evaluation for evidence based practice, and report writing is a career advantage. Students are also able to further their academic achievements by undertaking doctoral level study.

If you would like more information on the Careers support available at City, please visit our website.

Training Course Content

During the course of your studies at City you will be part of an active academic/research community with a wide range of interests. You will be encouraged to attend discussion groups and lectures, which will guide you to gain a wealth of knowledge in the area of Health Services Research. Teaching and learning is undertaken via a mix of lectures, class discussions, seminars, student presentations, poster presentations, case study analyses, interactive computer based exercises, a virtual learning environment, guided independent learning and individual supervision. You will undertake seven taught modules, including three core modules, plus a dissertation.

Our aim is to provide you with a challenging, stimulating and free-thinking environment, which will nurture your aspirations, talent, and career prospects.

Length of course:

The normal period of registration for a Masters degree is one year's taught programme for full-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation) or two years' taught programme for part-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation).

Alternatively students can take modules from this Masters degree as standalone CPPD (Continuing Personal and Professional Development) courses. In this case, course costs might vary. For further information please click on the CPPD links below each module.

Core modules include:

  • Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis
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    Apply for this module as a standalone CPPD course
  • Advanced research methods
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  • Advanced data analysis
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  • Dissertation
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Elective modules include:

  • Health systems organisation, financing and performance
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    Apply for this module as a standalone CPPD course
  • Understanding the health policy process: concepts and tools
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    Apply for this module as a standalone CPPD course
  • Health and society
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    Apply for this module as a standalone CPPD course
  • Health policy in Britain
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  • Telehealth, telecare, telemedicine: technology-based assistive devices in health and social care

Expenses

Fees

  • Full-time EU: £7,500 (2015/16)
  • Part-time EU: £3,750 per year (2015/16)
  • Full-time Non EU: £15,000 (2015/16)
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,500 per year (2015/16)

Length of course:

The normal period of registration to complete a Masters degree is one year for full-time students or two years for part-time students.


Please note that fees are subject to annual increases.

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City University London

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