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23 Jul 2021

Funded Masters places available for courses linked to Applied Research topics

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Are you starting your journey in Applied Health or Social Care Research in the North East and North Cumbria? We have funded Masters’ courses available.

The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North East and North Cumbria (NENC) is funded by the National Institute for Health Research.

Our vision is to achieve better fairer health and care at all ages and in all places in our region. Find out more about our work.

A key part of achieving our vision is to support people living and working in the North East and North Cumbria to develop Applied Research skills.

Typically, Applied Research relates to long term conditions or states, health and care service delivery or access, prevention, and inequalities in the ‘real world’, rather than looking at clinical indicators of disease states or symptom severity.

Find out more about Applied Research Collaborations

Developing applied research skills in our region

To support the development of research skills in our region, we are offering funding for a number of Masters’ degree courses at Newcastle and Northumbria Universities in a range of health, social care and other applied research topics (a full list is at the end of this page).

Please note that there is no funding for salary support. Applicants must confirm that they have employer agreement for undertaking this period of study.

All the courses offered involve an applied health or care research component, and you will be asked to link up with one of our ARC Applied Research themes for networking and support (follow this link to view our themes)

You will need to have a Batchelors degree at a grade of 2:1 or above in a health, social care, or related topic. Please note that some of the Masters courses have specific entry requirements.

The ARC NENC is committed to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion for all staff, members and students. Applications for part time study are welcome where the course allows for this; please state your desired arrangements in your application.

Please see below for the courses available.

To apply, please download the application form below, complete it, and send it with a short (1-2 page) CV to by 12 noon on 31 August 2021. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

If you have any questions, please email Professor Gill Rowlands, ARC Training Lead, at

Courses available:

NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY (2021-22 academic year, available full time or part-time))

Public Health

Health Services research

Public Health and Health Services Research

Masters of Research

Ageing and Health



NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY (2021-22 academic year)

Health Care Management (18  months full time January 2022 start):

Public Health (18 months full time January start)

Masters Public Health Nutrition (1 year full time January start)

Funded masters course - application form