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Research Methods for Health PGCert

University of Aberdeen

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Aberdeen

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    JAN, SEP

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods for Health will prepare you to carry out healthcare research.

You’ll develop the skills and confidence to design and undertake research in your own workplace, and be more competitive in securing external funding for research projects.

You’ll learn to:

  • critically appraise research evidence (including systematic reviewing)
  • develop a research question and justify an appropriate study design
  • select the most suitable statistical method for analysis
  • interpret your findings.

You’ll be supported by internationally experienced active researchers. Their work informs government and healthcare organisations. They’ll share their experience and expertise with you as you build your skills.

This PgCert is designed to help healthcare professionals, policymakers and early-career researchers improve their research qualifications in their spare time. Studying part-time online, there’s no need to relocate or take a career break.


Your qualification will be recognised by healthcare employers and learning institutions around the world. Your PgCert will give you the skills to:

  • confidently carry out health research and lead improvements in your workplace
  • be more competitive in securing external funding for projects to improve health and reduce health inequalities.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 3,700per 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 Aberdeen

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  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 35 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    240 99%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%



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