Health Services Research - MSc/PGDip

Newcastle University    Institute of Health and Society

Full time & Part time See Course PGDip, MSc 9-12 months full time, 21-36 months part time
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The Health Services Research MSc/PGDip programme at Newcastle University offers a comprehensive and flexible study option for students interested in gaining advanced research skills in the field of health services. With a strong focus on understanding and promoting health and wellbeing, the programme covers a wide range of topics including systematic reviewing, epidemiology, health inequalities, and healthcare policy. Entry requirements include a 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline or completion of the fourth year of an MBBS course. The programme provides opportunities for specialization through research projects and prepares students for further study or careers in public health and healthcare.

About the course

MSc - full time: 12 months, part time: 24 or 36 months; PGDip- full time: 9 months, part time: 21 months


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.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a medical, health or social sciences discipline. You can also apply if you have successfully completed the fourth year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course, or equivalent.

If you have a 2.2 honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, your application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Where is Newcastle University


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