The Division of Health Research specialises in both postgraduate study and in high-quality health-related research.
Our expertise and contribution lies specifically around improved health, well-being and safety for individuals, enhancing the skills of a wide range of people, both lay and professional, in providing services, and their wider environments. This leads more broadly to enhanced human capital either for individuals and/or organisations and services in the public and private sector.
We seek to be recognised as an authoritative voice in research and education both within and beyond the University. Our aim is to be valued internationally, nationally and regionally for the quality and policy/practice relevance of our research, education and training and for our contribution to knowledge exchange that improves service provision and care through better prepared professionals, practitioners, policy makers and health researchers.
Members of the Division of Health Research come from a wide range of academic disciplines and professional backgrounds. We have a well-established reputation for conducting excellent academic research that is both interdisciplinary and translational.
Research groups in the Division work closely with our colleagues in the rest of the Faculty of Health and Medicine on the Faculty’s core interdisciplinary research themes: Ageing, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Cancer, Infectious Diseases, Mental Health and Public Health.
Our research is focused in three of these main themes, within which a number of research centres and groups are located:
Ageing and end of life care
Mental health and well-being
Public health and health equity
The Division has good relationships with NHS and social care partners, and the voluntary sector. We also host the regional and local centres for the NIHR Research Design Service for the North West.
Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language. Find English courses on Language Learning Portal.
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You need the following CAE score:
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.
The normal entry requirement for the MRes is a 2:2 honours degree. Candidates who hold other equivalent academic and/or professional qualifications will be considered if they can provide evidence of the ability to undertake work at postgraduate level.
The minimum English language competence score is 6.5 IELTS
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