MRes/PGDip/PGCert Health and Social Care / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
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- Degree awarded
- MRes HSC, PGDip Res HSC, PGCert Res HSC
- MRes: 1 year (FT); 2 years (PT)
- Entry requirements
We require an honours first degree (Upper Second or above) or overseas equivalent in a relevant subject from an approved higher education institution. We may consider applicants with a Lower Second degree on the basis of documented evidence of exceptional innovative practice, practice leadership, service development, research projects and publications in your application.
We also require part-time students to have written support from their employer to go on the course and complete any necessary requirements.
- How to apply
Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.
We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.
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- Develop your research skills if you are considering a career in health or social care research.
- Study at a university ranked 5th in the UK for health subjects (THE World University Rankings 2019).
- Learn when it suits you through our distance learning approach, which is complemented by workshops at our campus.
- Benefit from our links with the NHS and social care services.
Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:
MRes (full-time distance learning)
UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
International students (per annum): £19,000
MRes (part-time distance learning)
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750 per annum
International students (per annum): £9,500 per annum
PGDip (full-time distance learning)
UK/EU students (per annum): £7,600
International students (per annum): £15,200
PGDip (part-time distance learning)
UK/EU students (per annum): £3,800 per annum
International students (per annum): £7,600 per annum
PGCert (part-time distance learning)
UK/EU students (per annum): £1,900 per annum
International students (per annum): £3,800 per annum
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.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (School of Health Sciences) offers an alumni bursary of a 10% reduction towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2020.
The bursary is available to students or alumni who:
- have graduated since 2015;
- are registered for an MSc, PGDip or PGCert course at Manchester;
- hold a first class or 2:1 honours degree;
- have home or overseas fee status;
- are applying for full- or part-time study;
- are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support.
The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the alumni bursary criteria so there is no application process.
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