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Research Studies, Short Course

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Our postgraduate module will give you a critical overview of the main methodologies and designs applied to research in health. You'll explore the theoretical dilemmas which underlie the process of inquiry and develop your knowledge in order to support effective, evidence-based practice.


Evidenced-based practice is now a central tenet of professional practice and aligns with the concepts of competence and quality of care. Our module will allow you to better understand the research you read to inform your practice, and to make judgements about its quality. It will also prepare you to undertake research at work or as part of a course of study.

Together, we'll explore the overarching research framework including both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, data collection methods, issues of rigour and data analysis approaches. This will include an overview of descriptive and inferential statistical principles. We'll also look at reviewing published literature, critiquing studies and understanding the methodology of systematic reviews, and ethical issues relating to research conduct and use, and research governance.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

This module is taken by students on a variety of Masters courses. You'll usually learn alongside a group of students who bring different academic and/or professional interests to their study.

The teaching and learning strategies we use on this module take into account the features of postgraduate study, including independent and self-directed learning, interdisciplinary discussion and exploration of themes and issues, and the ability to synthesise and transfer knowledge across specialisms. You'll be expected to complete some reading to prepare for each session.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

If you wish to be considered for this module, you'll have the appropriate professional qualifications or experience in a related field.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1350 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 GBP for the full programme and a duration of  .
  • National Applies to you

    1350 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 GBP for the full programme and a duration of  .
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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