*Applications are open to staff from across SWAST, however please be mindful that delivery of this module may be face-to-face, so some travel may be required. Please contact UWE directly if you have any queries about this.*
Travel costs are not supported as part of this module funding. Please contact the university directly if you have any questions regarding delivery mode.*
Prior to applying or expressing an interest in a module place please ensure you have checked that you meet the entry requirements and that you have checked the application deadline. 

The Health and Social Care Research: Methods and Methodology level 7 (Masters level) module is available at both 15 (UZWSPX-15-M) or 20 (UZWRGQ-20-M) credits. There is also a 15 (UZWSRV-15-M) or 20 (UZWYGP-20-M) credit online learning module option available.


What will I gain an overview of?

  1. The current state of research in health and social care
  2. The access, use and the development of information systems
  3. Critical appraisal methods as applied to selected research methodologies and strategies adopted in health and social care
  4. The main research methodologies and strategies
  5. Health Service evaluation
  6. Ethical issues in research
  7. Innovations in research and the development of new methodologies.


Careers / Further study

This course can contribute towards the following Programmes (subject to relevant credit to be undertaken):

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards


For an up to date content overview, please visit the university website here.


Learning and Teaching

A variety of learning approaches will be used in conjunction with weekly face-to-face seminars and self-directed study.

You will require easy access to a computer and the internet for the duration of the module.



For the 15 credit level 7 (Masters level) module: a 3,000 word assignment.

For the 20 credit level 7 (Masters level) module: a 4,000 word assignment.

Level M indicates that you wish to study at Masters level, and Levels 1-3 indicate that you wish to study at Degree (Undergraduate) level.

  • UZWSPX-15-M
  • UZWYGP-20-M
  • UZWRGQ-20-M
  • UZWSRV-15-M

Attendance days for the course

All dates will have the same timings: 09:00-16:00



Location: On campus

18/09/24 25/09/24 02/10/24 09/10/24 16/10/24 23/10/24 30/10/24 06/11/24




Location: Online

25/09/24 02/10/24 09/10/24 16/10/24 23/10/24 30/10/24 06/11/24 13/11/24




Location: Online

15/01/25 22/01/25 29/01/25 05/02/25 12/02/25 19/02/25 26/02/25 05/03/25




Location: On campus

22/01/25 29/01/25 05/02/25 12/02/25 19/02/25 26/02/25 05/03/25 12/03/25




Location: On campus

09/04/25 16/04/25 23/04/25 30/04/25 07/05/25 14/05/25 21/05/25 28/05/25




Location: Online

04/06/25 11/06/25 18/06/25 25/06/25 02/07/25 09/07/25 16/07/25 23/07/25



**Dates, format & timings correct at time of publishing (June 2024). Cohort capacity is managed by UWE, so it is not possible to guarantee run until successfully enrolled. Most up to date information on dates can either be found here or will be available the UWE Dashboard (if you are a successfully enrolled applicant).**

Please fill in the expression of interest form below and click submit.

Expression of interest deadline: Monday 15th July, 9am.

You will be contacted approx 2-3 weeks after this to let you know if you have been successful as the CPD scoring process

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The protected characteristics monitoring form is separate to the main application form above; completion is optional & anonymous. We ask for information on your ‘protected characteristics’ in order to help us monitor our performance on equality.

If you have already completed this form since April 2024 & nothing has changed, there is no need to complete again.

For further information about the module, please click here. If you have any queries specifically regarding the module, please contact UWE Admissions Office by email on HAS.CPD@uwe.ac.uk or call 0117 328 1158.

For any other queries, please Contact Us.

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The deadline for applications for this module has now passed. Please do not apply for funding via the UWE website, as your funding application will be rejected. Occasionally spaces open up closer to the date. If this happens we will either re-open applications again or offer these places on a first come first come basis via SWAST CPD and CPD mailing lists. Or contact us to enquire.