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Research in Health and Social Care, MSc


Course Description

This programme provides a stimulating programme in research methodology that prepares students for the effective application of research in a wide range of health and social care and academic settings. Students may also wish to use the degree as a springboard into substantive doctoral research.

The award is relevant to a wide range of students working in health-related areas but will be of particular interest to health and social care professionals and managers who wish to make significant contributions to their place of work through research development, scholarship and the application of advanced skills and knowledge to health issues.

Students select a project in an area of interest from a series of suggestions by different research supervisors. Supervisors are available within the School of Health & Social Care and also other Schools within the university, depending upon the focus of the research.

Key areas for projects include learning disabilities, health promotion and health service provision.

Students' prior academic and experiential learning may provide exemption for up to 40 credits.

Courses include:
Appraisal of Research Evidence (30 credits)
Qualatative Research Methods in Health and Social Care (15 credits)
Critical Appraisal of Systematic Review (15 credits)
Critical Social Theory in Health and Social Care (15 credits)
Project Preparation - Individual Research Project (30 credits)
Quantative Research Methods in Health and Soical Care (15 credits)

Visit the Research in Health and Social Care, MSc page on the University of Greenwich website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Fast Forward Master's Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Our Fast Forward Master's Scholarship will provide £5000 support which can be taken either as a discount from the normal fee or a cash bursary.Up to 80 scholarships will be available across the university.Criteria and who can apply?- Final year University of Greenwich home undergraduates (subject to a simple financial means threshold details below) who are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree. Offers for the Scholarship scheme will be made conditional upon achievement of that degree outcome.- Available for part time programmes. Part time fees will be split across the first two years of study.- Students will need to have a declared household income of £40,000 or less, and will be asked to demonstrate this by providing certain information as requested by the university.- Students funded by Student Finance England (SFE) will need to ensure that SFE have "consent to share" their household income assessment with the university.- Students who receive funding from Student Finance Services European Team, Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland or the Student Awards Agency for Scotland will be asked to by the University to provide documents from their funding provider to verify their household income.- Fees will be subject to a 5% prompt payment discount if paid in full by the end of September 2016. Other fee waivers (for example the Alumni and First Class Honours waivers) will not be payable in addition to Fast Forward Master's Scholarships.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5000

Eligibility

Final year University of Greenwich home undergraduates (subject to a simple financial means threshold details below) who are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree. Offers for the Scholarship scheme will be made conditional upon achievement of that degree outcome.

Application Procedure

Before applying for this scheme you must first make an application for an eligible University of Greenwich Master's programme.Applications for Fast Forward Master's Scholarships will be addressed to check whether:- They meet the eligibility tests as summarised above and as set out more fully in the self-check eligibility test (see below)- They are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree.Those applications which pass this assessment will result in scholarship offers, on a first come/ first serve basis. These offers will be conditional on the achievement of a first or upper second class degree.

Further Information

http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/finance/postgraduate/scholarships/fastforward



Entry Requirements

A relevant degree at 2.1 or above• Candidates should have experience of health and social care in a paid or voluntary capacity.• Students who do not have English as their first language, must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above.

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