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MRes HSC Health and Social Care at The University of Manchester
MRes/PGDip/PGCert Health and Social Care
Our online course helps health and social care professionals develop in-depth research skills.

MRes/PGDip/PGCert Health and Social Care / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
MRes HSC, PGDip Res HSC, PGCert Res HSC
Duration
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 your employer to go on the course and complete any necessary requirements.

Full entry 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.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MRes N N Y Y
PGDip N N Y Y
PGCert N N N Y

Course overview

  • Develop your research skills if you are a health or social care professional considering a career in research.
  • Study at a university ranked 4th in the UK for health subjects (THE World University Rankings 2018).
  • Learn when it suits you thanks to most course content being delivered online.
  • Benefit from our links with the NHS and social care services.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MRes (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • MRes (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750 per annum
    International students (per annum): £9,250 per annum
  • PGDip (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £7,600
    International students (per annum): £14,800
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,800 per annum
    International students (per annum): £7,400 per annum
  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,900 per annum
    International students (per annum): £3,700 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.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Alumni Bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health 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 2019.

The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • have graduated since 2013;
  • 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.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 0270
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/nursing/
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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