This is Europe’s only graduate programme in reproductive health research and is designed for those interested in acquiring the research skills necessary to conduct policy-relevant research into sexual and reproductive health. It provides a non-clinical foundation in family planning, obstetric health, AIDS and sexually-transmitted infections.
The programme will enable you to:
- demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of evidence-based approaches to research of reproductive and sexual health issues
- critically assess and apply these research approaches to inform development, health and social welfare programmes
- demonstrate a good understanding of the socio-cultural, political and ethical issues surrounding reproductive and sexual health
- identify and address appropriate research questions in reproductive and sexual health, using methods from a range of public health disciplines
- carry out research activities to identify effective components of reproductive and sexual health services within programmes
Graduates go into public health and reproductive health programmes, evaluation of family planning programmes, research for governmental and non-governmental agencies and university teaching.
Foundations in Reproductive Health
Principles of Social Research
Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health
Elective modules include:
Research Design & Analysis
Family Planning Programmes
Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections
Current Issues in Safe Motherhood & Perinatal Health
Analysing Survey & Population Data
You will complete a summer research project. This usually involves empirical quantitative or qualitative analysis of an existing dataset but may be a research proposal, policy or literature review.
Duration: one year full-time or two years part-time. Students can choose to attend part-time throughout both years or by split-study.
Programme director: Ms Lynda Clarke
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org