Postgraduate Study


Masters in Research (Applied Health Studies)
Masters in Research (Criminology and Criminal Justice)
Masters in Research (Psychology)
Masters in Research (Social Work)

Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time
The Masters in Research offers students the opportunity to develop a theoretical and practical appreciation of a wide range of research methods relevant to the fields of health, social care and psychology. Students are able to explore both traditional and established methods as well as contemporary and innovative approaches to social research. Students will develop applied research skills as well as a more theoretical understanding of key methodological debates The programme is offered flexibly on a modular basis and can be undertaken full-time or part-time The programme enables students to apply methodological constructs directly to their own practice or research interests.

Career development This programme offers a direct route into doctoral research or a research career more widely. Additionally, professionals with some years experience in the field and seeking to enhance the research dimension of the workplace will find the opportunity to develop a level of research expertise which can be taken back into professional practice. This programme is ideal for those wishing to undertake employer-sponsored applied research in any of these fields. The Masters in Research has ESRC recognition as a high quality research training programme on the Applied Health Studies and Social Work pathways. This enables students to compete for ESRC scholarships for subsequent PhD study.

Information about funding A range of modules on the programme are sponsored by the LNR Healthcare Workforce Deanery under the Learning beyond Registration framework.

Other sources of funding, such as university scholarships, may also be available.

Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Managing Health and Social Care 

The overarching aim of this course is to develop the skills and competencies of leaders and managers working in health and care services, both for the duration of the programme and continuously throughout the individual’s career. It is expected that students will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Improved knowledge of facts, ideas and concepts which increase overall understanding of leadership and management within their own, and the wider, health and social care context.
  • Increased competence as practising Leaders and Managers. An ability to link leadership and management theory to practice.
  • Development of critical, analytical and evaluative faculties. Alongside the ability to enhance their personal and professional development through the use of mentors, leaders, managers, and tutors.

The department of Corporate Development provides specialist services to commerce, industry and the public sector. They offer a range of management development programmes, training, contract research and consultancy packages to local, national and international clients.

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Dr Nicky Drucquer
Programme Director, PG Cert/ Dip Managing Health and Social Care E:









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