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Primary Care (MRes) [Web-based Learning]

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Degree awarded
1 year FT; 2-5 years PT
Entry requirements
You should have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree or the overseas equivalent. Applications with a lower second class honours degree and a minimum of three years professional public health related experience may also be considered.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Applications should submit an online application form.

Applying and registering

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

The Primary Care MRes programme provides an innovative distance learning research degree which has been shown to meet the need of health service researchers, both in the UK and worldwide. The modular nature enables you to design the taught component around your own training needs, and to study this at a distance. The MRes programme aims to provide an introduction to research development, mainly for those currently in the health care workforce who wish to become researchers or pursue a research pathway within their profession. This is done through a combination of coursework and research training.

After completing the taught component, you will be supported in carrying out your own research project or a full systematic review. Most of the staff teaching or supervising on this programme are from the Institute of Population Health, giving you the opportunity to work alongside international experts in this area.

We offer two MRes programme, one in Primary Care and one in Public Health. Distinction between the two is based on the course units taken and the research topics chosen.

This programme is ideal for Academic Clinical Fellows (ACF's) who wish to gain a research experience in the field of primary care.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MRes (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £6,300
    International students: £10,400
  • MRes (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £733 per unit, dissertation £2,002
    International students: £1,333 per 15 credits, dissertation £2,402

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Additional Course Expenses 

The course fees include all the tuition, technical support and examinations required for the course, but you are likely to incur some additional costs:

  • Maximum of one core text book per unit (approximately £30 per book)
  • Communication costs for internet use and telephone
  • StatsDirect package (approximately £20)

Core text books and a copy of StatsDirect are provided free for all international fee paying students.

Costs may also be incurred for travel, subsistence and accommodation charges during the following optional events or units.

  • The residential course for first year students
  • UK Leadership and Public Health Strategy blended learning unit
  • Emergency Humanitarian Assistance blended learning unit

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
Contact name
Irene Kapetanaki
+44 (0)161 275 1648
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