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Health and Wellbeing- MA course structure

The MA Social Science Research consists of a total of 180 credits. Students are required to undertake a number of core and optional modules provided by the DTP and the Warwick Medical School.

DTP core modules

Students are required to undertake all DTP core modules.

Module Code 

Module name 

Credits 

Term 

IM926

Research Design, Practice and Ethics 

20

Term 1

Monday, 13.00-15.00

IM924

Philosophy of Social Science Research 

20

Term 2

Tuesday, 10.00-12.00

IM925

Foundations in Qualitative Research  

20

Term 2

Wednesday, 9.00-12.00

Core optional modules

Students are required to undertake one (20 credit) quantitative module from the options below:

Module code

Module name

Credits

Term

PO91Q

Fundamentals in Quantitative Research Methods

 

20

Term 1

Thursday AM, Wednesday AM or PM

SO916

Quantitative Methods in Social Science ResearchLink opens in a new window

20

Term 2

Friday, 10.00–12.00 and 13.00–15.00

Health and Wellbeing pathway core module

Students are required to undertake the Health and Wellbeing core dissertation module:

Module code

Module name

Credits

Term

ME956

DissertationLink opens in a new window

60

Term 3 (preparation sessions may take place in Terms 1 & 2)

Health and Wellbeing pathway optional modules

Students will be required to study 40 credits from the following optional modules, with a minimum of 20 credits being drawn from the Health and Wellbeing pathway specific modules.

Module code

Module name

Credits

MD915

Understanding Research & Critical Appraisal in Health Care

20

MH930

Qualitative Research Methods in Health

20

MD913

Design, Analysis and Interpretation of Epidemiological Research

20

MH900

Epidemiology and Statistics

20

MH910

International Health Policy

20

MH903

Social Determinants of Health

20

MD990

Introduction to Health Economics (for non-economists)

20

Alternative module options

Students may be permitted to study up to 20 credits of any modules available across the University, subject to the limitations set in the University Regulations & Module and Credit Framework, OR up to 20 credits of Advanced Training modulesLink opens in a new window offered across the 6 institutions in the Midlands Graduate School subject to availability and the approval by the Course Director. Please contact the ESRCdtp@warwick.ac.ukLink opens in a new window in the first instance.

Module selection

  • Select the optional modules relevant to your training needs, in conjunction with your supervisor.
  • Timetable informationLink opens in a new window
  • Warwick module catalogueLink opens in a new window
  • Ensure you have considered any module session clashes and the module weighting between Term 1 and Term 2. This includes considering the timing of assessments. Please note some modules have multiple assessments throughout the term.
  • Inform esrcdtp@warwick.ac.uk of your module selection by 29 September. The ESRC DTP will confirm with the pathway department and input your choices onto the module registration system.