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Research in Health Professions Education (RiHPE) DProf/MRes

Course Description

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study Research in Health Professions Education (RiHPE) at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

On practice, in practice. The Research in Health Professions Education (RiHPE) programme at Swansea is comprised of two supported research degrees, which give candidates full training in research methods and then the opportunity to complete a short research project (M.Res) or to conduct detailed doctorate-level research (D.Prof). Candidates will normally be undertaking research in their place of practice, on topics that are directly relevant to their roles as educators and healthcare professionals. All candidates will be given full face-to-face training on the theory, planning and practise of research before undertaking their research dissertation. The Research in Health Professions Education (RiHPE) programme is suitable for anyone who wishes to undertake rigorous, practise-focused research into the education of health professionals. This may include doctors, nurses, allied health staff, academic educators, social care professionals and psychologists. Trainees are also welcome.

Key Features of the Research in Health Professions Education Programme

Supported programme of research in education for the health professions, featuring:

- Full training and support in a broad range of research methods
- Emphasis is research-on-practice, meaning research can be conducted in your place of work
- Focused, taught analysis of the evidence base for current practice in health professions education
- Supported development of a research proposal, including literature review, methodological approaches and ethical approval
- Support from an outstanding community of experienced researchers to address specific training and research needs
- Use of an experienced Supervisory Team approach to ensure broad support across a range of needs

These research degrees in Research in Health Professions Education (RiHPE) combine an initial, modular, taught element with supervised research to the Masters (M.Res) or Doctoral (D.Prof) level. Candidates undertake three face-to-face taught modules which cover research methods, critical appraisal, and the application of those concepts to the education of healthcare professionals. D.Prof candidates also undertake a parallel 60 credit portfolio, in which they develop their research proposal, identify and address training needs and complete a reflective analysis of the likely impact of their proposed research on their field and on them as practitioners and individuals.

Visit the Research in Health Professions Education (RiHPE) DProf/MRes page on the Swansea University website for more details!

Student Profiles

100 Swansea University Master's Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Swansea University is offering 100 Master’s Scholarships, each worth £3000 towards tuition fees for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s courses in September 2017.Eligible courses include:All LLM programmes (including LLM by Research)All MA programmes (including MA by Research)All MRes programmesAll MSc programmes (including MSc by Research)Please note that MPhil, GDL/CPE and LPC programmes are not eligible for the Swansea University Master’s Scholarship scheme.

Value of Scholarship(s)



You must have, or expect to achieve, a minimum 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent).You must hold an offer to study on an eligible master’s course at Swansea University from September 2017. Programmes commencing in January, April and July 2017 are not eligible.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more details on how to apply.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Admission to M.Res or D.Prof Research in Health Professions Education (RiHPE) will normally require at least a 2:1 honours degree in an appropriate subject. Most applicants will have an equivalent qualification in an area of professional practice (e.g. B.Sc Nursing, MBBCh etc). Applicants who have already completed master's-level taught modules with outcomes that are significantly similar to those in the taught phase of the programme may be allowed to APeL those credits into Phase 1. English language requirement: IELTS Score 6.5/TOEFL 570. Please visit our website for further information on entry requirements for the Research in Health Professions Education programme.

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