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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    05-APR-21, 04-OCT-21, 01-NOV-21, 07-FEB-22, 07-MAR-22, 04-APR-22

  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

The Health Research PGDip offers intermediate research training to health professionals, research staff and research students. Modules include Statistical Methods, Systematic Reviews, Clinical Trials, Applied Qualitative Health Research and Health Economics. Classes include a lively mix of students from a range of health disciplines.

Develop and connect

The programme offers high quality learning and teaching and is aimed at people with a professional interest in researching health and healthcare, often undertaken within National Health Service settings. The academic staff who teach you are active health researchers.

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.

More information

You register initially for the Postgraduate Certificate programme. On satisfactory completion of the Certificate you may progress to the Postgraduate Diploma. All programmes are part time and flexible.

Most modules are around four days' duration, usually with a gap of several weeks between modules. Typically, the Certificate can be gained after six months of study and the Diploma after a further year.

Learning and teaching

Teaching is delivered through lectures, practical classes, tutorials, seminars and supervised research projects. Extensive use is made of IT and a wide range of materials are available to enable students to study at their own pace and in their own time to enhance and extend the material taught formally. You’ll have access to electronic copies of all teaching materials through our Virtual Learning Environment and to the library’s extensive collection of online journals.

Assessment

Assessment is predominately by coursework, which takes place during the semester in which the module is taught.

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

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£ 15,000overall 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

  • University League Table

    16th

  • 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%

    22nd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    9th

    7

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