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There is an increasing need for health professionals to be directly or indirectly involved with a range of research, evaluation, service audit, quality improvement and governance activities. Current policy and practice developments are placing greater emphasis on the clinical academic career pathway and there are now many health professionals with a clinicalpractice and research focus to their roles. Our new Masters in Health Research offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary and flexible programme that aims to meet the needs of those working at this intersection of health and research. There is a strong emphasis on the acquisition and application of key research skills as well as knowledge and on the social context of research activities. The programme can be taken as an advanced qualification in its own right or as excellent preparation for doctoral level study. The programme is available over one year full time or between two-three years part time. Research placements are available in an area of health or methods that students choose. PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES The aim of the Masters (MRes) in Health Research programme is to develop skilled and knowledgeable healthcare researchers who are able to understand and use research techniques appropriate to their practice or subject area. Helping students to become conversant with approaches used by other social and healthcare researchers is also central to the programme. The programme aims to build capacity and capability in individuals, and the healthcare workforce more generally, by promoting lifelong learning. It supports those who wish to access a range of research career pathways, andor further research training, to advance knowledge, research and practice in different settings. There is a focus on skills and experience of conducting health research, as well as knowledge and understanding. There will also be an emphasis on proactive team and network collaborations. STRUCTURE AND CONTENT Interdisciplinary, innovative and individualised The Masters in Health Research has an interdisciplinary framework drawing on the expertise of researchers and practitioners from many different fields including nursing, midwifery, the allied health professions, public health and other disciplines such as applied social science, education, and sports science, as part of our ?Stirling MRes?. The exploration of new and innovative methods will be a core feature of the programme, with optionality and flexibility in programme design ensuring an individualised, bespoke learning experience. Core generic modules: ? Research Design and Process ? Introduction to Qualitative Research ? Introduction to Quantitative Research ? The Nature of Inquiry ? Disciplinary specificspecialist modules: ? The Practice of Health Research 1 and 2 ? Health Research Dissertation ? Examples of optional modules: ? Public Health Approaches ? Health Research Placement ? Policy Analysis and Evaluation Research LEARNING, TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES A variety of learning experiences and assessment tasks will stimulate interest, encourage participation and develop transferable skills, including: ? Designing research projects as part of a team ? Creating funding proposals and ethics applications ? Writing research papers for submission to journals ? Data analysis exercises ? Verbal presentations AWARDS It will be possible to exit the programme with a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research, a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research or a Masters in Health Research, depending on the number of modules undertaken and credits awarded. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The Masters in Health Research is designed for students who wish to pursue a variety of different careers in health where research is a core component, and who wish to make a contribution to applied research in a range of contemporary health and social contexts. All modules will be related to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF). RAE RATING In the most recent Research Asse

There is an increasing need for health professionals to be directly or indirectly involved with a range of research, evaluation, service audit, quality improvement and governance activities. Current policy and practice developments are placing greater emphasis on the clinical academic career pathway and there are now many health professionals with a clinicalpractice and research focus to their...

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

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