Research in Health Practice FAQs
About the programme
The Director of Studies recommends that you spend on average 8-10 hours per week studying.
Each unit takes either three months (six credit unit) or six months (12 credit unit) to complete.
Students are given one year to complete the certificate, two years for the Diploma and three years to complete the MSc.
All units are studied at ‘M’ (Masters) level.
Normally, there are assessments during or at the end of each unit which may take the form of essays, portfolios, case studies, short oral presentations or a poster presentation. The MSc requires successful completion of a dissertation.
There is no exit examination for the programme.
All students follow the same path on the certificate, diploma, and on successful completion of the Diploma can progress to the MSc phase. This phase consists of a ‘Research in Practice’ unit and a dissertation component. Support is given via the online environment and through an individual Dissertation Supervisor.
MSc students will not have a Viva Voce. The dissertation is marked by two separate markers one of them usually being your supervisor. The marks then get ratified at an exam board, depending on when you submit your dissertation.
Those completing the Certificate will be able to use PGCert after their name, those with the Diploma qualification will be able to use PGDip, whilst those completing the Masters will be able to use MSc.
Admissions criteria and the application process
Applications are made online.
For all students, there will be one Summer School per year, which is face to face and held at the University of Bath. The Summer Schools will be the only face to face component of the course until the MSc phase. Therefore the maximum attendance commitment in any year will be one face to face event. This event normally takes place over five days. The next event will be held from 10th to 14th September 2012 and will include an induction to the programme for new students.
The rest of the learning will be through the Virtual Learning Environment and individual support/correspondence. If you are an overseas student and happen to be in the UK at any one time, you might find it helpful to get in touch with your PDA.
The Summer Schools will be face to face, but do not need to be residential. If it is easy for you to attend on a daily basis then that is perfectly fine. There will be one event in a year.
The city of Bath is well located for access from the M4, M5 and in proximity to London Heathrow for international guests/speakers.
See details for how to get to the University of Bath.
Further details are also available in the Programme Specification which is available from the Postgraduate Officer.
View the Tuition fees and how to pay
Yes, payments can be made by credit card and students will be instructed how to do so once they have accepted a place on the programme.
Fee concessions are available for staff on postgraduate programmes where the chosen course of study is available on a modular or part-time basis, and is therefore applicable to the MSc. Further details are available from the Director of Studies or the Graduate Office.
Applications can be submitted at any time but an early application is recommended. The deadline for applications is 30 June for overseas applicants and 31 July for Home/EU applicants. If you would like to enquire whether a late application would be accepted please contact us at email@example.com
Applications are made online and applicants are welcome to contact the team with informal inquiries.
There is no need to provide a comprehensive research proposal at the application stage - the team will be providing participants with support to develop ideas and areas of interest once they have commenced the course. We also expect that individual's ideas will change as each participant proceeds through the first year and encounters different types of research approaches and designs.
Currently, the Personal Development Advisors are based at the University of Bath.