What will I learn?

The Health Services and Policy Research group is an influential, interdisciplinary and multi-professional team that examines key issues affecting the organisation, financing, delivery and regulation of care in the UK and internationally.

This research group is interested in:

  • improving the effectiveness, quality, efficiency, equity and safety of care through evaluating healthcare interventions, policies, and the development and testing of new approaches
  • improving the ways in which professionals communicate and make choices with patients and the public in order to enhance the quality and safety of healthcare, patient involvement in care and the training given to health professionals
  • exploring ways of promoting the mobilisation of research evidence in the development of policy and in clinical and managerial practice
  • analysing the nature, mix and performance of the healthcare workforce and using this to inform workforce policies, planning, training and development
  • assessing the impact of regulation on the availability of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and on the performance of healthcare systems.

Which department am I in?

Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Variable - to suit the learner)

Tuition fees
£17,750.00 (US$ 24,431) per year
Classroom-based degrees: Full-time: £17,750, Part-time: £8,875

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022


University of York



YO10 5DD, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students need at least the equivalent to a UK upper second-class (2:1) honours degree and, in some cases, a master’s degree. Actual requirements vary by course. IELTS: 7.0, with no less than 6.5 in each component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of York

The University of York is based in the historic city of York, regularly named one of the best places to live and visit in the UK.

  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • Part of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK universities
  • York is consistently ranked as one of the top UK universities
  • More than 20,000 students from over 150 countries