Applied Health Research

MRes, 1-2 years, full- or part-time

This is for you if... you want to study and practise applied health research at an advanced level.

Course Description

This postgraduate degree will demonstrate how a range of scientific disciplines can be used to structure inquiry and develop the evidence base for applied health research. You will receive a sound grounding in research methods and research practice, while developing key transferable skills in research practice, critical appraisal, academic writing, project management, communication and presentation of research, and research management, policy, governance and ethics.

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
Department
Health Sciences
Contact

MRes Course Administrator
+44 (0)116 252 5402
mresahr@le.ac.uk

Department of Health Sciences website

Why Leicester?

The University of Leicester Department of Health Sciences is engaged in internationally competitive research across a wide range of topics, including epidemiology, medical statistics, public health, primary care, health services research, and psychiatry.

The Department of Health Sciences at Leicester has approximately 140 academic, research, teaching, and support staff and around 100 taught postgraduate students.

Course Structure

Modules

Modules

Core modules

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

Plus your dissertation

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Dissertation

Dissertation

A dissertation is a substantial piece of written work (15,000-20,000 words) that offers a detailed, sustained and critical treatment of a chosen topic. It gives you an opportunity to complete a project under expert supervision, demonstrating the knowledge and experience you have acquired during the taught modules. Your dissertation counts for 120 of the 180 credits that make up the MRes. 

Examples of previous dissertations

  • Participation in the UK bowel cancer screening programme: the importance of gender
  • The barriers and drivers to recording of chronic kidney disease in primary care: a qualitative study of the experience of general practitioners
  • Effect of electrotherapy on pain in patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy; a comparison between electrotherapy and control (sham) a systematic review and meta-analysis
  • Exploring and understanding patients' experiences of attending a diabetes education course, facilitated by a lay educator and health care professional and their acceptability of lay people as educators
  • Mental health nurses' perceptions of barriers to research utilisation: A mixed methods study
  • Clinical inertia in the management of T2DM in primary care. Retrospective analysis of Wandsworth data: 1998-2007
  • Facing up to violence against doctors in china - A systematic review of its prevalence, causes, and actions to reduce the problem
  • Pay for performance and the unintended consequences for patient-centred care: a critical interpretive synthesis of the literature
  • A meta-ethnographic study exploring the perspectives of Canadian Aboriginal persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus: What socioeconomic factors promote or impede access to and engagement with healthcare services
  • Overcoming the barriers: An exploration of the experiences of practising clinicians who engage in research within an NHS Foundation Trust
  • A comparison of myocardial strain and strain rates assessed by speckle tracking echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis
  • A qualitative study of the health and social benefits associated with the provision of community based outdoor gyms
  • Do outdoor gyms significantly increase physical activity levels and is this sustained?
  • In-centre nocturnal haemodialysis: Three months of extended night time haemodialysis on physical performance and quality of life in prevalent haemodialysis patients
  • An exploration of the relationship between the lunar cycle and admissions to the psychiatric wards of Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • What makes managing physical health challenging, from the perspective of staff working in an Early Intervention for Psychosis team?
  • Interventions for improving fertility in women with tubal occlusion: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and Assessment

Each module is taught in blocks of two to three teaching days a week for a total of five or six days per module. Assessment is a mix of oral presentations, assignments and written tests.

You will be allocated a personal tutor as well as a supervisor for your dissertation, which will be assessed by a 15,000-20,000 word written submission and an oral presentation.

Research Stories

Entry Requirements

Relevant 2:1 degree (or equivalent).

English Language Requirements

IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

International Qualifications

Find your country in this list to check equivalent qualifications, scholarships and additional requirements.

Countries list

Fees and Funding

  • This is the total course fee.

    Starting in September 2017

    • MRes: £7,500

    Specialist Registrars may be able to offset the cost of fees from their study leave budget. Please discuss this with your Clinical Tutor before applying.

    Deposit

    Due to limited places on our medical sciences, biosciences and psychology courses, if you (or your family) are funding your studies, you will need to pay a deposit of £750 within four weeks of accepting your offer. This will be subtracted from your first tuition fee instalment. You may not need to pay a deposit if you can provide evidence that you are:

    • Applying for a postgraduate tuition fee loan from the UK Government
    • Applying for another loan to cover the cost of tuition fee
    • Applying for a scholarship of at least 50% of the course fee
    • Receiving sponsorship

    Find out more about fees and funding.

    Did you know you can apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000, subject to eligibility?

     


  • This is the total course fee.

    Starting in September 2017

    • MRes: £18,250

    Deposit

    Due to limited places on our medical sciences, biosciences and psychology courses, if you (or your family) are funding your studies, you will need to pay a deposit of £1,500 within four weeks of accepting your offer. This will be subtracted from your first tuition fee instalment. You may not need to pay a deposit if you can provide evidence that you are:

    • Applying for a postgraduate tuition fee loan from the UK Government
    • Applying for another loan to cover the cost of tuition fee
    • Applying for a scholarship of at least 50% of the course fee
    • Receiving sponsorship

    Please note that part-time study is not available to international (non-EU) students.

    Find out more about fees and funding.

Career Opportunities

For many graduates our MRes has been a gateway to a research-based career or a means of advancing their career in health or social care using the transferable skills they have obtained. Others have found that the MRes is an excellent foundation for doctoral research and an academic career.


Careers

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Applied Health Research MRes 1 year full-time September each year Apply Now
Applied Health Research MRes 2 years part-time September each year Apply Now
Course
Applied Health Research
Qualification
MRes
Duration
1 year full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability
Course
Applied Health Research
Qualification
MRes
Duration
2 years part-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability

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