Health Services Research (PhD/MPhil), PhD

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  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
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The PhD/MPhil programme Health Services Research, Bangor University will provide a dedicated route for high calibre students who want to carry out clinical, health or social care research using an evidence-based methodology, including randomised clinical trials, leading to postdoctoral status.
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About

Alternatively it would be appropriate for students who are seeking a high level qualification suitable for a career in research with transferable skills for graduate employment.

The NWORTH Trials Unit

NWORTH, or the North Wales organisation for Randomised Trials (in health and social care), was founded in 2002 and is one of the original seventeen fully accredited UKCRC clinical trials units registered in 2007 in recognition of being able to provide the full spectrum of expertise required to deliver high quality clinical research and the capability to centrally co-ordinate multi-centre trials to the highest standards.

NWORTH is active across a wide range of clinical, health and social care research interests by collaborating with research-active specialists in disciplines such as cancer care, children’s health, dementia, dentistry, mental health, obstetrics, oncology, pharmacy and public health. Whilst students need to produce independent research, the NWORTH Trials Unit can provide a wealth of advice and support where appropriate including project design and governance, data collection and management, QA and compliance plus analysis.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

IMSCaR uses the ‘four paper’ model for its PhD programme whereby the thesis comprises four pieces of independent but related research that are of a publishable standard in a high quality peer reviewed journal.

In addition to the support of the research project’s supervisors and from fellow postgraduate research and professional researchers within all of IMSCaR’s three research centres and especially its NWORTH Clinical Trials Unit, there will also be the opportunity to undertake taught modules at postgraduate level as well as attend workshops and courses provided for postgraduate research students by the University’s Academic Development Unit. Any taught modules and courses will not count as credits towards this or any other qualification but, if identified as being of developmental value by the student and the supervisory team, will provide the extra skills and knowledge needed to undertake postgraduate research.

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Academic Requirements

Given the high expectations, applicants must have a minimum degree class of 2:1 or above / equivalent in a relevant subject. International students must also have IELTS of 7.0 or above.

Tuition Fee

Funding

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