University of Huddersfield

Applied Health Sciences MSc by Research

A Master's by Research (MSc) allows you to undertake a one year (full-time) research degree. It contains little or no formal taught component. This type of study gives you the chance to explore a research topic over a shorter time than a more in-depth doctoral programme.

Research Master's students choose a specific project to work on and have a greater degree of independence in their work than is the case with a taught Master's course.

You'll be expected to work to an approved programme which you will develop in conjunction with your supervisor within the first few months of starting your studies. Whilst undertaking the research project you will also have the opportunity to develop your research skills by taking part in training courses and events.

At the end of the project you write up your findings in the form of a short thesis of around 25,000 words, which will then be examined.

On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree and if you have enjoyed this taste of research you may then decide to apply for the full research doctoral degree (PhD).

Entry Requirements

The normal entry requirements for enrolment on a MSc by Research is an upper second honours degree (2.1) from a UK university or a qualification of an equivalent standard, in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Course Details

There are several research topics available for this degree. See below examples of research areas including an outline of the topics, the supervisor, funding information and eligibility criteria:

Research Topics-
Can we make team sport athletes faster?
Determinants of ankle muscle strength
Evidence-based practice
Exploration of the impact of chronic wound on a person's quality of life leading to the development of a specific Quality of Life (QoL) Tool
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Boxercise
Improving patient-health professional communication and the provision of health-related information for patients
Mentoring and coaching
Nutritional strategies to attenuate the decline of cognitive function in older adults
Nutritional strategies to enhance recovery following exercise
Perceptions of Spiritually Competent Practice and Availability and Vulnerability in Healthcare
Posthumous Assisted Reproductive Technology (PART)
Statistical analysis of complex health-related data
The effect of ergogenic aids on exercise performance and recovery
The effect of shoe type on foot pressure distribution
The effects of training on load carriage performance
The impact of fixture congestion in soccer
The mechanics and energetics of load carriage
Using walking football and netball to improve health in older adults

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