Public Health and Health Services Research (MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip)

Newcastle University the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip

How long you will study
9 - 36 months

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How you will study
full-time, part-time

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About Public Health and Health Services Research at Newcastle University

The Public Health & Health Services Research MSc balances the public health training and advanced research skills necessary for progression in academic or service work.

The MSc in Public Health & Health Services Research is for those who are seeking to gain or enhance a high level of health research skills. You will also be suitable if you wish to pursue a career in public health or health services delivery and analysis in the UK and internationally, with:

  • the UK National Health Service (or its equivalent abroad)
  • local government
  • the voluntary sector
  • academic healthcare

This MSc combines a range and high standard of health services research methods with the principles of public health science and practice. After successfully completing this course, you will have the skills to be able to proceed with a PhD or start or develop your career in public health and health services or related areas.

The MSc in Public Health & Health Services Research provides a broad-ranging preparation for the Part A examination of the Faculty of Public Health. Our teaching has been mapped against the Faculty’s competencies for public health practitioners to ensure that we continue to provide an excellent academic training.

The MSc in Public Health & Health Services Research grows out of the Institute’s determination to undertake research and teaching to:

  • reduce health inequalities
  • address social injustice
  • improve population health locally, nationally, and internationally

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TopPublic Health and Health Services Research MSc, PGDip, PGCert

MSc - full time: 12 months, part time: 24 or 36 months
PGDip - full time: 9 months, part time: 21 months
PGCert - part time: 9 months

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The Public Health & Health Services Research MSc balances the public health training and advanced research skills necessary for progression in academic or service work.

The MSc in Public Health & Health Services Research is for those who are seeking to gain or enhance a high level of health research skills. You will also be suitable if you wish to pursue a career in public health or health services delivery and analysis in the UK and internationally, with:

  • the UK National Health Service (or its equivalent abroad)
  • local government
  • the voluntary sector
  • academic healthcare

This MSc combines a range and high standard of health services research methods with the principles of public health science and practice. After successfully completing this course, you will have the skills to be able to proceed with a PhD or start or develop your career in public health and health services or related areas.

The MSc in Public Health & Health Services Research provides a broad-ranging preparation for the Part A examination of the Faculty of Public Health. Our teaching has been mapped against the Faculty’s competencies for public health practitioners to ensure that we continue to provide an excellent academic training.

The MSc in Public Health & Health Services Research grows out of the Institute’s determination to undertake research and teaching to:

  • reduce health inequalities
  • address social injustice
  • improve population health locally, nationally, and internationally

What you'll learn

Among the areas covered are

  • systematic reviewing and critical appraisal
  • evaluative methods in health services research
  • applications of epidemiology to public health
  • health inequalities and the social determinants of health
  • the role of behavioural interventions in public health

Your development

You can follow your interests and develop specialisms through the public health and health services research project, which is developed in collaboration with our expert staff. You can choose from a wide range of projects put forward by our academics, or propose your own. Projects vary and can involve:

  • primary data collection (quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods)
  • secondary analysis of a wide range of available datasets
  • systematic review

You receive a thorough grounding in introductory and advanced research methods and are provided with regular research supervision throughout the course.

Our staff

Our diverse staff tackle global and public health issues from a large range of disciplines, including:

  • public health
  • primary care
  • medical and applied health specialties
  • psychology and behavioural science
  • anthropology
  • law
  • biostatistics
  • applied epidemiology
  • data science
  • health economics

Delivery

The course consists of taught modules and a supervised project and dissertation. Your project and dissertation are an extremely valuable opportunity for you to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills learnt in the taught component of the course.

Teaching is via a mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions. We encourage active learning through discussion, problem-solving and group work. Some teaching sessions may involve student presentations, and preparation or further reading. Individual study is required for other sessions. Module delivery varies from semester length to intensive block teaching.

Facilities

You will be based in the Baddiley-Clark Building, adjacent to the main Faculty of Medical Sciences site.

You will have access to:

  • open plan workspaces
  • meeting rooms of all sizes
  • 'breakout' areas for informal discussion

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMSc, PG Cert, PG DipHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study9 - 36 months
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Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/public-health-hsresearch-msc-pgdip-pgcert/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a medical, health or social sciences discipline. You can also apply if you have successfully completed the fourth year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course, or equivalent.

If you have a different background you will be considered on an individual basis. If you have non-standard qualifications then you will be invited to an interview.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with at least 7.0 in writing)

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. You'll need to get this before you can get your visa or study on this programme. We'll let you know about the ATAS requirement in your offer letter.

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