Research in Health Professions Education (RiHPE) (MRes, DProf)

the United Kingdom

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The award
MRes, DProf

How long you will study
1 - 6 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 4327 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 19650 per year

All study options

About Research in Health Professions Education (RiHPE) at Swansea University

The DProf and MRes in Research in Health Professions Education gives you expert training in education research methods. The programme is suitable for anyone who wants to undertake rigorous, practice-focused research, from doctors, nurses, academic educators, social care professionals or psychologists.

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 awardMRes, DProfHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 6 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 4327 per yearInternational course feesGBP 19650 per year

Notes about fees for this course

The fees displayed here are for the full-time study option only. For fee information about the part-time study options, please visit the course page on the institution website.

Entry requirements

Admission to either M.Res or D.Prof will normally require at least a 2:1 honours degree in an appropriate subject. There is also provision for admission that takes into account work experience when the applicant have an undergraduate degree but not at a 2:1 honours level (contact RiHPE@swansea.ac.uk). Most applicants will have an equivalent qualification in an area of professional practice (e.g. B.Sc Nursing, MBBCh etc).

Applicants who have already completed masters-level taught modules with outcomes that are significantly similar to those in the taught phase of the programme may be allowed to APeL those credits into Phase 1. This decision will have to be made on a case-by-case basis by the Programme Director and the College’s APL Committee.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency according to Swansea University guidance for postgraduate programmes (IELTS Score 6.5/TOEFL 570)

Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).

Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications.

Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).

What students think about Swansea University

    Farhana Jaidin, Brunei (Politics)

    Swansea has a lot of tourist attractions and aside from that, the city is bustling with every entertainment you could think of, cinemas, restaurants, occasional student gatherings, you name it!

    Swansea is also within easy reach from London or Cardiff Airport, three hours and an hour respectively, so it is effortless if students want to travel for a mini weekend break.

    People in Swansea live in a close community so you don’t feel left out. You are so much in a part of the family as everyone else is. The student societies are very active in Swansea University and there are a lot of choices to choose from.

    Abir Abdul-Rahim, Malaysia

    Where are you from?
    Shah Alam, Malaysia

    Where did you study (which institution or school) before coming to Swansea?
    Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Kuala Lumpur for A Levels.
    Tunku Kurshiah College, Negeri Sembilan for high school.

    Why choose Swansea University?
    Low cost living and student life here is said to be good. Making it a conducive environment to study.

    What course are you doing?
    BSc Actuarial Science

    What do you do in your free time?
    I am involved with student body organisation based in London called UKEC (United Kingdom and Eire Council). It's a representative of all Malaysian Societies in the UK and Eire. Am currently the National Treasurer of it.

    What has been the highlight of your time in Swansea?
    Being part of the societies and organized student events for our fellow students here. It has helped me to mingle well with the other nationalities.

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