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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21, 07-FEB-22

  • Duration

    6 months

Course summary


The Postgraduate Certificate can be taken as a stand-alone qualification or as a stepping stone to a Postgraduate Diploma. The Certificate provides introductory research training for health professionals with an interest in researching health and healthcare, often undertaken within National Health Service Settings.

Through the course you will study a wide range of topics such as philosophy of research, quantitative and qualitative research design, critical appraisal of published papers, questionnaire design, recording and analysing data, analytic research design.

Develop and connect

You’ll be taught by academics who are active researchers and experienced in delivering high quality and practically focused learning and teaching. Your fellow students will come from a range of health disciplines creating a lively and dynamic learning environment.

You’ll have access to University facilities, including the Health Sciences library, which provides computing facilities, a broad range of books and journals and a quiet environment for private study.

Learning and teaching

Effective and enjoyable learning about research skills involves activity: on this course you will find that there is extensive use of problem-based classes, workbook exercises, hands-on computer sessions and group participation.

You’ll have access to electronic copies of all the teaching materials through our Virtual Learning Environment and to the Library’s extensive collection of online journals.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.


Assessments reflect teaching style and depend heavily on the assignments. They could typically involve completion of problem schedules and workbooks and critical appraisal of published research.

Your results in all modules count towards the final qualification.

Career opportunities

Many of our successful participants work in the UK National Health Service or in universities associated with the NHS and its research projects. Graduates of this course have gone on to research degrees, research fellowships, and research posts within the NHS and the university sector.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 7,500overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Leeds

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  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 35 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    179 74%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%



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