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  • Study Type

    Distance learning available

  • Subject Areas

    Social Work

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2-5 years part time

  • Course Type

    MRes

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    13 December 2018

Course content

Course overview

  • Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge for a research career if you are currently a healthcare worker.
  • Fit study around your other commitments thanks to the online nature of this course.
  • Learn through a combination of coursework and research training, tailoring the taught component to your own needs through a choice of optional units.
  • Study at a university ranked 9th in the UK and among the top 50 in the world for medicine (QS World University Rankings 2018.
  • We offer a number of units from this MRes as standalone CPD courses through our Personal Professional Development programme.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MRes (full-time distance learning)
  • UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000 
  • International students (per annum): £18,500
  • MRes (part-time distance learning)
  • UK/EU students (per annum): £950 per 15 credits; £3,800 dissertation 
  • International students (per annum): £1,850 per 15 credits and £7,400 for dissertation

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

The course fees include all the tuition, technical support and examinations required for the course, but you are likely to incur some additional costs:

  • maximum of one core text book per unit (approximately £30 per book);
  • communication costs for internet use and telephone;
  • a statistical software package (approximately £20).

Costs may also be incurred for travel, subsistence and accommodation charges during the following optional events or units:

  • the residential course for first year students;
  • the Arts and Public Health blended learning unit;
  • the Intercultural Public Health blended learning unit;
  • the Emergency Humanitarian Assistance blended learning unit.

Additional expenses

Costs for AP(E)L

The University permits applicants with comparable previous experience to submit an application for consideration of Accreditation Prior (Experiential) Learning (AP(E)L). The maximum AP(E)L is 15 credits to a PGCert, 45 credits to a PGDip and 60 credits to a master's.

If your AP(E)L application is successful, the University charges £30 for every 15 credits of AP(E)L. The overall tuition fee is adjusted and the administrative charge is applied.

Scholarships/sponsorships

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an alumni bursary of a 10% reduction towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2019.

Entry requirements

English language

International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system. We ask for English language proof from applicants from countries that are not majority English-speaking countries (a list of majority English-speaking countries, as defined by the UK Home Office, can be found here ).

Specifically, we require a minimum of:

  • IELTS : minimum 6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing
  • TOEFL: 90 internet-based (with 22 in each component)

See further information about requirements for your country .

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

Please apply via our online application form.

Advice to applicants

Your application form must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • two academic references on letter headed paper or sent from work emails. Professional references can be provided in instances where you have been out of university for more than 3 years. We do not contact referees directly so please inform them yourself;
  • copies of official degree certificates (with translations if not in English) if you have already graduated;
  • copies of official university transcripts;
  • a personal statement, approximately 300-500 words about why you wish to take this course and how it will affect your personal and professional development. This statement should try and refer to your current role;
  • full CV including voluntary experience;
  • proof of English language proficiency (if required).

Supporting documents can be uploaded with the online application form or sent directly .

Please make sure you include your University ID number on any correspondence and do not send any documents before you have submitted your application.

Teaching and learning

This course is mostly delivered online, allowing you to study flexibly at a pace that suits your own requirements. A learning structure with a recommended pace is in place to ensure your progression, both within an individual unit and across the course as a whole.

There are a number of course units that require your participation throughout, and some with a face to face element. Please contact  if this is likely to be a problem.

Coursework and assessment

You will use a number of assessed and non-assessed activities to develop key skills and expand your knowledge base. There are no written exams; assessment is based on assignments and other activities such as moderated discussion boards and group work.

Course unit details

This course has two core units that you must complete: Evidence Based Practice and Primary Health Care.

You are then able to select your remaining four units from more than 15 units, including some blended learning and face-to-face study options.

After completing all of the taught units, you will progress to your dissertation project.

You will be able to choose from a number of dissertation models designed to cater for different work situations and interests.

We advise you to informally contact the dissertation tutor early on in your course to discuss research ideas and plans.

Following these discussions, you will then submit a proposal. If this is approved, you will be assigned a supervisor from the University.

Career opportunities

Many of our UK students are pursuing an academic pathway within their own profession, usually medicine, dentistry or nursing.


Visit the MRes Primary Care (Web-based Learning) page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

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