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MPhil in Health Sciences


Course Description

Designed to equip people to undertake, analyse and evaluate health research in a multidisciplinary context. A note of the research areas is listed on our website, and a range of different methodological and disciplinary perspectives is supported. The common theme is the rigour of the methodology and the aim to add to the evidence base of health and health care. You must provide a brief research outline with your application and give some indication of the research group within which your research interest belongs.

York is a centre of excellence for the study of health and enjoys international acclaim for its research in this area. Our academic staff are considered leaders in their field. Our research degrees aim to develop students' academic excellence in a multidisciplinary context, while they will have the flexibility to tailor their studies to pursue their own research interests and develop the skills they need for their future career.

The University offers a variety of extra-curricular activities, enabling students to get the best out of their university experience, including developing negotiation skills and learning a foreign language.

We work closely with colleagues in other departments and research units in the University of York through the Alcuin Collaboration.

Students are required to undertake some research skills training in the first six months if full-time or over two years if part-time (equivalent to 80 credits). These modules consists of core elements of health services research skills, a choice of some specific perspectives and advanced skills related to the specific topic and methodology of the research project. Some of these modules are shared with the MSc in Applied Health Research.


The Department of Health Sciences, University of York also offers:

MSc in Applied Health Research https://www.findamasters.com/search/masters-degree/i376d151c194/msc-applied-health-research
Masters in Public Health (MPH) course https://www.findamasters.com/search/masters-degree/i376d151c192/masters-in-public-health-mph
MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs https://www.findamasters.com/search/masters-degree/i376d151c28886/msc-in-international-humanitarian-affairs

Visit the MPhil in Health Sciences page on the University of York website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Good first degree in relevant subject

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