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Course Overview

This course provides students with the opportunity to undertake a piece of research or other scholarly investigation in Global Health and Management or a related field in the applied health sciences. Students will build on what they have learned so far in their programme and further develop their skills. Students apply to carry out projects offered by academics within the University or a partner organisation, are appointed to one of their three preferred options and will receive supervision to take their project to completion. The aim is to produce work suitable for subsequent publication to enhance career prospects.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Heather Morgan

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either MSc Global Health and Management (Studied) or MSc Economics of Health (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PU5902 International Health Thesis (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The Research Project allows students to develop an in-depth knowledge of current research and methodology in a selected area, working within a world-class research environment. During this course, students develop capacities to critically, independently and creatively identify and formulate research questions, fulfil objectives with appropriate methodologies and complete activities within fixed timeframes. With supervision from research-active academics, the aim is for students to: develop research ideas that represent novel contributions to knowledge; test their ideas using rigorous designs; and conduct data collection and analyse and interpret their findings – all according to accepted codes of practice and professional conduct, particularly with respect to research involving human participants. Students also critically evaluate their work plans and outputs, and present these in oral and written formats used by academic scientists.

Academic supervisors will be appointed to guide students with regular meetings (at least one every two weeks). With supervision, students are expected to plan, execute and report their project. Students should plan their own schedules, but it is recommended that 38 hours per week are devoted to projects.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

Students are assessed through two oral presentations (protocol presentation in April and results presentation in July, both worth 10% each), submission of a written scientific manuscript (worth 70%) and a supervisor’s report (worth 10%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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