Health CPD modules at University of Brighton


Quantitative Research Methods

This module is for any student wishing to pursue an in-depth study of quantitative research methods.

Module Information

Module code



This module will develop students’ knowledge and application of quantitative techniques appropriate to research in health and social care. This includes developing knowledge and skills in designing, conducting and appraising quantitative research in health at a postgraduate level. Students will gain a new understanding of the critical evaluation of statistical techniques and develop valuable information handling, report writing, data presentation and IT skills. Students will also benefit from a greater understanding of the traditions and philosophy of scientific research, gain an appreciation of how to formulate a good research question and establish aims and objectives, while becoming aware of the strengths and weaknesses of different research methods and key statistical techniques.

Entry requirements

Applicants at level 7 would normally possess a bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.


Students will be asked to write an analytic research report of a chosen research question examining the impacts on the research project of differing designs, data collection methods and analysis.

Module leader

Nina Stewart

Module dates

2024-25  Semester 1  Falmer Campus, Brighton – (Dates subject to change)

  • November 4, 5, 6, 14, 15

Assessment submission date: tbc


If you are choosing this module as part of a postgraduate or community course, please contact for specific information on the fee for this module

If you are taking this as a single module, the fee is:

2024-25 £1,170

Further information

Please contact for further information about the module

This module can be taken as part of a course including:

MRes in Health Research (mandatory) 

MSc Health / MSc Health and Education / MSc Health and Management

It could also be used as an optional module for other courses in discussion with the course leader.

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