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Social Sciences Research for Healthcare


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Suitable for applications.

Entry requirements

  • GCSE or equivalent English and Maths at minimum of C (or 4)
  • Undergraduate degree, at least 2.1 or international equivalent in relevant subject

We may consider lower qualifications if you have appropriate professional experience, in which case we will review a written work sample with your application and hold an interview. 

English language requirements

Non-UK applicants need to achieve IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in the four sub-tests (speaking, listening, reading and writing).

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, and you have a UKVI approved IELTS, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Learning and assessment

The programme uses an evidence-based blended approach to learning. The learning and teaching strategy includes taught study days, online 'lecturecasts', workshops, debates, case–based interdisciplinary problems and collaborative learning. To support this learning there will also be webinars and online learning packages. The programme aims to make use of your own experiences, allow choice in learning (optional modules) and assessment (M4 Independent Research Project), provide continual formative feedback and encourage you to move to increasingly advanced stages of personal development.

Much of your learning time will be dedicated to directed study, related to your own area of research. This will give you the opportunity to practice and develop the knowledge, skills and practices necessary to become an independent researcher. The learning process will be supported by formative and summative feedback, reflection on learning experiences and tutorials.

You will receive regular support from your personal academic tutor to track your progress against the relevant frameworks, identify your learning needs and set your personal learning objectives.

We utilise our virtual learning environment to ensure materials are accessible and our eportfolio system enables you to demonstrate your development over time.

You are also able to attend training at our White Rose Doctoral Programme training partner institutions to develop further your networks and interdisciplinary research skills.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.