City, University of London

Course Introduction

The MRes Clinical Research provides training in quantitative and qualitative research methods and applied data analysis for application in clinical settings.

Who is it for?

This course has been designed for students who wish to develop their quantitative and qualitative research methods and applied data analysis, from basic to advanced levels to advance their careers and become leaders in their clinical field.

Objectives:

Knowledge and critical understanding of clinical research methods are becoming increasingly important skills for all professionals in the health, social care and private sectors, where an evidence based approach, supported by academic rigour is crucial to decision making, clinical practice and delivery of integrated services.

The MRes Clinical Research will provide you with training in quantitative and qualitative research methods and applied data analysis from basic to advanced levels as well as provide opportunities to apply this research knowledge to clinical settings.

We will enable you to produce high quality, publishable research and give you the skills and knowledge to develop your clinical academic research career to become a leader in your clinical field.

You will learn from experts in clinical research who are renowned nationally and internationally.

Placements:

In your second term, you will undertake a work-based research placement with a research centre or project team You will identify your research centre or site through your existing clinical networks. In some instances we may be able to offer support if you are seeking a placement in the fields of health services research, midwifery, nursing or language and communication science research.

Career prospects:

As a student on this course you will receive the research and academic training to become a clinical academic researcher across all health service settings including the NHS, charities, industry, government, private practice and academic and research settings.

You will gain vital transferable skills which are applicable to all health and medical related careers where attention to detail, conducting research and evaluation for evidence based practice, and report writing is a career advantage.

MRes Clinical Research graduates may also choose to advance to doctoral studies on completion of the programme.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £10,800 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £16,320 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £10,800 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £5,400 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £8,160 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £5,400 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have: an upper second-class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution with an upper second-class mark or international equivalent in a dissertation; significant clinical experience, and can demonstrate the ability to undertake Level 7 academic studies as determined by successful completion of a recognised HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Internship. If you are registered with a relevant professional body, have at least one year of experience working as a clinician in the health sector and are currently working in a clinical healthcare environment may be considered. If you do not have relevant employment experience but have plans for a future career path in clinical academic research you may also be considered. Other Suitable Qualifications: We also consider applications from capable individuals who may not have prior experience of working within the health sector but have clear plans for a future career path in clinical academic research.
  • International entry requirements: Students should have: an upper second-class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution with an upper second-class mark or international equivalent in a dissertation; significant clinical experience, and can demonstrate the ability to undertake Level 7 academic studies as determined by successful completion of a recognised HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Internship. If you are registered with a relevant professional body, have at least one year of experience working as a clinician in the health sector and are currently working in a clinical healthcare environment may be considered. If you do not have relevant employment experience but have plans for a future career path in clinical academic research you may also be considered. Other Suitable Qualifications: We also consider applications from capable individuals who may not have prior experience of working within the health sector but have clear plans for a future career path in clinical academic research. Students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is required: IELTS: 7.0.
  • IELTS score: 7