Short course

Qualitative Research Methods

This short course will equip you with a wealth of qualitative research methods using experience, practical sessions and research tasks and the writing skills which are essential for health and medical research.

Start date
22-26 January (January Iteration) / 3-7 June 2024 (June Iteration)
5 days
Home - £1,130 International - £2,960
Postgraduate microcredential
20 credits


Through a series of workshops and practical sessions, you will be introduced to a variety of qualitative research methods and analysis, which have been developed and used within health and medical research. You will be encouraged to learn through experience, through practical sessions, and in research tasks completed in directed study time. You will also be trained in research writing as appropriate for different methodologies and traditions.

On completion you should be able to:

  • To gain an understanding of the role, purpose and limitations of qualitative enquiry, its appropriate use, and its relevance to healthcare practice and research.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of a variety of approaches to qualitative analysis and to be able to analyse and interpret qualitative data, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and the role of theory in qualitative research.
  • To develop skills to devise, and design and carry out a qualitative study.

Attendance Required

1 block week of teaching.


2 assessments (2500 words each):

a) critical appraisal of a qualitative paper.

b) data interpretation exercise.


Dr Antje Lindenmeyer


  • Qualitative Research Methods can be taken as a standalone course.
  • It can be taken as assessed or non assessed. 
  • All applications must be received a minimum of one month before the start date of the course.
  • Degree level needed
  • For further information or to apply, please contact the Programme Coordinator at