King's College London

Course Introduction

Our research transforms the lives of patients and practitioners. We influence national health policy and solve global challenges in patient care. Develop your skills and put them to the test on exciting health research projects at King?s. The healthcare profession depends on information gained through quality research. At King?s you can join a world-leading research environment and develop your clinical or academic research career by getting involved in the projects that interest you the most.

There are two compulsory modules on qualitative and quantitative research methods to give you the knowledge you need to work as a researcher. They cover every element of research, from the concept and design of studies, to how to carry out your project in a health environment. You will also learn how to critically appraise specialist health research. If you are following the part-time study pathway, you will typically complete the qualitative and quantitative research methods and the optional modules in the first year and the dissertation in the second and final year.

Our MRes programme is flexible, allowing for full- or part-time study. There is also the option of completing a PG Certificate in Clinical Research. New funding offered by the HEE/NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship scheme has made this a more popular choice among students.

A completed MSc will indicate to actual and potential employers that you have the abilities and characteristics required of nurses working in more advanced positions. As such, some graduates move on to more senior nursing roles, while others pursue a clinical-academic career.

Start Date:

2019-SEP-02. 2019-SEP-09.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £9,990 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £9,990 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £21,300 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £4,995 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £4,995 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £10,650 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have a Bachelor's degree with minimum 2:1 honours and a professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council or Health Professionals Council (or equivalent experience). In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with any of the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill; TOEFL IBT: 92 overall, with a minimum 23 in each skill; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 62 overall, with a minimum of 52 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92