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PGCert Health Research and Statistics

University of York

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Alcuin College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Develop the skills you need to undertake analytical research in the fields of healthcare, medicine, or social sciences.

The course gives you the chance to get hands-on with real datasets, as well as getting to grips with the theory behind the practice.

This course is very flexible, with some of the modules available as distance learning options, making it a great choice for those who wish to work alongside furthering their studies.

By the time you finish, you'll be ready to carry out statistical analyses using appropriate software on real data sets. You will also have the skills to present statistical work in a report format.

Course content

The course is organised to give you a solid foundation in health research methods with either a focus in applied statistics or a more general overview of health research methodology.

It will provide you with opportunities to develop your knowledge in the field and build your applied statistical skills, knowledge of health research methodology, and scientific writing skills.

If you take the option modules focused on statistics, you'll learn how to use the statistical packages, SPSS and STATA, and carry out complex analyses on ordinary as well as hierarchical and clustered data.

Careers and skills

Many of our students are already in their chosen field of work when they begin this course. However, it provides practical skills in appraising literature and evolving evidence-based practices enabling you to progress your career in health, social and medical fields.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 9,350per year

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 York

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    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    149 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%



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