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Research Design

Credit bearing module

Key facts

Course code

HESC6009

Start dates

January 2022 / September 2022

Application deadline

1 August (for a September start) 1 December (for a January start)

Ideally, we would like to receive the applications before the above deadlines but we can be flexible with the closing dates for accepting the applications.

Academic level

6

Academic credits

15

Overview

This Research Design module focuses on issues, techniques and skills for data collection and analysis in quantitative, qualitative or mixed mode approaches to research.

You will have the opportunity to explore the research process, methods, data analysis and the ethical considerations associated with health and social care research.

You will be assessed 100% through coursework.  You can take this module as a standalone module of 150 hours of study over 12 weeks or as part of a programme of study.  

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How to apply

Entry requirements

You must normally be from a healthcare background and you will need the support of a manager to apply.  

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English you must demonstrate that your level of English is appropriate for study at postgraduate level. An IELTS overall score of 6.0 is required for this course.

Application process

Apply through our Moodle Portal.

If you wish to take this as a standalone module then you can apply using our online application portal. You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
2021 / 22
Home (UK) distance learning
£950

International distance learning
£950

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2021 / 22
Home (UK) distance learning
£950

International distance learning
£950

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088

financefees@brookes.ac.uk

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

Programme Changes:

On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.

Careers and professional development

Teaching, learning and assessment strategies include development of core postgraduate attributes. This encourages development of critical self-awareness and personal literacy, digital and information literacy and active citizenship within the context of both academic and research literacy. 

Students who have completed similar vocational health and life sciences postgraduate certificate courses have been employed within their speciality both locally and nationally. This course enables you as a practitioner to work through the Agenda for Change grading bands to further your career progression.