This MSc provides an ideal training for anyone wanting to become a professional researcher in the applied health field or for anyone wishing to develop careers in the health sector, where the ability to take a critical, evidence-based approach to health problems and solutions is increasingly valued.
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 and many of these experts teach on our Applied Health Research programme and draw on their own research to inform their teaching.
Our department is ranked first in the country for our research environment and 7th nationally for public health, health services and primary care in the latest REF (2014) http://www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/news-and-events/news/2014/ref2014/
Who is eligible?
This MSc is particularly relevant if you are one of the following:
Social science graduate;
Healthcare professional wishing to develop health-related research and evaluation skill;
Professional from any health-related background interested in a career in health services research.
Many Applied Health Research students go on to study a PhD or MPhil with us http://www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/mphilphd/
The MSc can be undertaken over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time). Find out more about the course content by clicking here: https://www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/gradschool/applied-health-research/#tab-3
You will also do a research project where you are matched with a supervisor with complementary research interests, and together you will design an appropriate project, using the skills and techniques taught in the modules. You have substantial choice in your area of research, and for part-time students in employment, the project can represent an area that is of interest and value to your employer.
You should normally be a graduate with a 2:1 degree or higher, or equivalent from an overseas university, and be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary knowledge of and interest in a relevant area of health sciences. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and we follow the University’s Equal Opportunities policy.
The Department of Health Sciences' minimum English language requirement is a total IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component or equivalent. To find out more click here: https://www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/gradschool/applied-health-research/#tab-4
What do our students say?
Simen Svenkerud, a current Applied Health Research student, said: "The relationship between the academics and students is great. You don't feel embarrassed to ask for help because they really want you to succeed. It is less a tutor pupil relationship and more a feeling of senior colleagues helping junior ones. I hated stats when I first came here and now I love it because it was finally properly explained to me.
"The current students doing Applied Health Research are a really nice, tight group. We go for a drink every Tuesday after lectures and regularly have lunch with postgraduate students doing the Masters in Public Health. The social environment is very nice."
Kirsty Lee, an Applied Health Research graduate, said: "The skills you will learn, the people you will meet and the experience you will have will be invaluable."
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You should normally be a graduate with a 2:1 degree or higher, or equivalent from an overseas university, and be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary knowledge of and interest in a relevant area of health sciences.