York is a historic city in the north of England (around 175 miles north of London), giving its name to the surrounding region of Yorkshire. There are two universities in York, with around 20,000 resident students.
From the Roman period into the Middle Ages, York was one of the most important cities in England, serving as the capital of successive British kingdoms. It retains many monuments and heritage sites associated with this prestigious history, including parts of the original Roman fortress town of Eboracum, medieval gates and city walls and the York Minster: a Cathedral building dating its origins to the seventh and eighth centuries.
York is also famous in world history as the place at which the first Christian Roman Emperor, Constantine the Great was proclaimed (a monument to him is located outside the Minster).
Studying a Masters in York will give you the opportunity to access some of the UK's best research and training facilities whilst living in an attractive city with a prestigious heritage. York features various famous shopping areas, including the Shambles, a historic cobbled area with many unique stores.
Entertainment facilities include various renowned theatres (including the York Theatre Royal, founded in 1744) and a popular local football team, York City FC. In addition to its own institutions and attractions, York is also well placed for students seeking to visit other nearby university cities, including Leeds and Sheffield.
The oldest university in York is the University of York, originally established in 1963. York is part of the UK's prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. It is usually ranked in or around the top 15 universities in Britain and the top 100 internationally.
The city of York is also home to York St John University, originally a college of the University of Leeds before becoming an independent institution in 2006.
Developing, testing, evaluating and implementing evidence-based healthcare in highly complex situations is becoming increasingly important. Our MSc in Applied Health Research will equip you with the skills necessary to develop a career in the health sector or to design, implement and publish healthcare research.
It offers an excellent grounding in applied health research methods, including quantitative and qualitative methodologies, systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials, epidemiology and health economics.
When you join our department you are joining one of the UK's top health services research, health economics and public health research teams. Our world leading experts help improve human health and prevent illness through the analysis and delivery of leading research.
The MSc in Applied Health Research involves a one-year full-time or two-year part-time Masters programme (180 credits). You will take taught modules worth a total of 120 credits. The compulsory modules worth 70 credits are:
-Introduction to Regression Analysis (10 credits)
-Epidemiology (10 credits)
-Randomised Controlled Trials (10 credits)
-Systematic Reviews (10 credits)
-Qualitative Health Research (10 credits)
-Health Economics (10 credits)
-Introduction to Health Statistics (10 credits)
In addition you will choose modules worth 50 credits from the following:
-Health and Social Behaviour (20 credits)
-Health Policy - Principles, Practice and the Evidence Base (10 credits)
-Further Regression Analysis (10 credits)
-Understanding Clinical Statistics (10 credits)
-Measurement in Health and Disease (10 credits)
-Infection and Disease (20 credits)*
-Public Health Foundations in Practice (20 credits)*
-Health Research in Practice (10 credits)
* Please note Applied Health Research students can only take either Infection and Disease or Public Health Foundations and Practice