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Health Research (PGCert/PGDip/MSc) (Full-Time, 2020 Entry)

  • Course Code
  • MSc: P-B9C2
  • PGCert: P-B9C2C
  • PGDip: P-B9C2D
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc/PGCert/PGDip
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year (MSc)
  • Part-time: 3 years (MSc)/ 2 years (PGDip)/ 1 year (PGCert)
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick

Available as a PGCert, MSc and PGDip, Warwick's Health Research course is for those intending to go onto a career that involves health-related research. Carefully structured, developed and delivered by experts in their fields, Warwick Medical School offers you high quality learning.

Research into healthcare today can positively impact and change healthcare policies and systems for the future. Our Master’s in Health Research enables and prepares you to conduct your own research in the most efficient way. Course content includes research methods, statistics and broader research skills.

Core Modules

  • Postgraduate Induction and Your Professional Development
  • Epidemology and Statistics
  • Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Healthcare
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Health

Optional Core Modules

  • Design, Analysis and Interpretation of Epidemiological Research
  • Mixed Methods for Health Research
  • Introduction to Health Economics (for non-economists)

Optional Modules

  • Approaches to the Digital
  • Complexity in the Social Sciences
  • Digital Objects, Digital Methods
  • Sociology of the Body
  • Gender, Imperialism and International Development
  • Themes and Methods in Medical History


Teaching is through seminars and lectures and includes a dissertation - an extensive piece of work that you will choose, research and write with individual supervision from your tutor.


Most of the modules are assessed by a 4,000 word written assignment.

Your dissertation will need to be an original work of 15,000-20,000 words on a topic agreed with your supervisor.

Skills from this degree

You will learn the skills to conduct your research in the most efficient way possible, including:

  • Mixed methods research skills
  • Qualitative research skills
  • Quantitative research skills
  • Analytical skills

Minimum requirements First degree (2:ii) or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of three years’ work experience.

English language requirements Band A
IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in reading and writing and no component below 6.0

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.

10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. Please note, if you are employed by the NHS and your employer is funding you for this course, you will not be eligible for this scheme. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

Additional Course Costs

This course may also include additional costs.


The scholarships most relevant for students at Warwick Medical School are:

  • Warwick Taught Master’s Scholarship Scheme
  • Chevening Scholarships (international applicants only)
  • Fulbright-University of Warwick Award
  • Li Xiaoming Scholarship (Chinese applicants only)
  • International Scholarships

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.