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MSc Research project | PT7003 | Level 7 (Postgraduate) | Credits 60 | 2020/21
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
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MSc Research project | PT7003 | Level 7 (Postgraduate) | Credits 60 | 2020/21
28/10/2020 | Available
28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 09/06/2021, 16/06/2021
** Applications will ordinarily close 28 days before start date of a course.


This module is available to students on St George's, University of London (SGUL) validated MSc programmes and sits within the SGUL taught postgraduate courses framework. It is also offered as a 'top up' within the MSc Healthcare Practice, for applicants holding a PGDip (please contact the Course Director for further information on 'topping up').

The module is described here in generic terms but it gains context and detail once incorporated into specific MSc programmes.

The module covers preparation and planning for the research as well as the analysis, discussion and presentation of the outcomes of the research.

The project may take one of the following forms:

  1. Analysis and discussion of primary data collected as a result of research planned and executed by the student.
  2. Analysis and discussion of existing (i.e. secondary) data.
  3. Systematic review and analysis of published material.
  4. Research in a workplace environment evaluating or leading to a practice or service innovation.


Who is this module for?

Registered healthcare professionals who have studied the postgraduate (level 7) module: Research methods MRDM101X


Student should have studied and passed the St George's, University of London common postgraduate framework module, Research Methods MRDM101X before commencing this module.


Presentation to a group of peers and supervisors and submission of a dissertation (100%)

Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify an original research topic that seeks to explore a relevant issue worthy of investigation.
  2. Critically appraise a body of relevant literature, demonstrating depth of knowledge of key theories and mastery of concepts associated with the area under investigation.
  3. Critically evaluate relevant methodologies and/or methods and select and justify data analysis appropriate for the specific research question.
  4. Systematically implement the project protocol with integrity and attention to ethical, legal and research governance frameworks and workplace practices.
  5. Scrutinise and critically analyse data with insight and understanding and specificity to the research question.
  6. Communicate concisely and clearly the key findings of the independent research project to a relevant audience.
  7. Critically reflect on own research practice and its value in the wider context of the project area.


Course length: 5 Teaching Days


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Course Leader
Name: Rachael Leah

Self Funding: £2865.00

*Trust Commissioning and Trust Non-contract funding same price as above

Mode of Delivery
Online learning and work-based learning - NOTE: In the autumn term, due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, face-to-face teaching will be limited to clinically focused modules incorporating practical skills teaching. This will remain the case throughout the 2020/21 academic year, until social distancing requirements can be sufficiently relaxed to allow a greater proportion of on-site teaching. At the time of writing, it is not known when this will be.
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