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Clinical Research

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

Key Information

Start date

September 2017

Duration

The normal duration of a Masters degree is one year's taught programme for full-time students or two years' taught programme for part-time students.

UK/EU

Full-time: £8,500

Part-time: £4,250 per year

Non-EU

Full-time: £16,000

Part-time: £8,000 per year

Application period

From 21 November 2016

Until NIHR Bursary: 24 April 2017; All other applicants: 29 August 2017

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.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

  • Applicants should hold 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.
  • In addition, we consider applications from individuals with significant clinical experience, who demonstrate the ability to undertake Level 7 academic studies as determined by successful completion of a recognised HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Internship.
  • Applicants should also be registered with a relevant professional body, have at least one year of experience working as a clinician in the health sector and be currently working in a clinical healthcare environment.
  • Applicants who do not have relevant employment experience but have plans for a future career path in clinical academic research 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.

INTO City, University of London

Don't meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You'll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences and the Arts.

English requirements

For students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0.

Due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

English language programmes

Don't meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses. Learn more about INTO's English for University Study programme.

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

The programme opens every year for applications in November. There are two closing dates – one date in April for applicants who wish to be considered for a NIHR Masters in Clinical Research Studentship, and one date in August for all other applicants who are self-funding or trust-funded.

Download the MRes application guide (84KB, PDF).

Apply now

If you have any enquiries please contact the Programmes Office:

E: pghealth@city.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 5790

Postgraduate Courses Offices
School of Health Sciences
City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

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Funding

Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

More about funding

The MRes Clinical Research supports non-medical healthcare professionals to pursue a clinical academic pathway. The School of Health Sciences has 10 NIHR-funded studentships available for students taking the MRes Clinical Research programme for students starting in September 2017. The NIHR studentships cover successful applicants' clinical salary and course fees. Find out more about the HEE / NIHR MRes.

Scholarships

The School of Health Sciences believes that exceptional academic and clinical performance should be recognised and rewarded. We have several scholarships available for students starting on our courses this September and January.

Placements

Students undertake a work-based research placement with a research centre/ unit/ project team of their choosing. The purpose of the placement is to enable the student to develop and refine awareness, knowledge, understanding, experience, and skills in undertaking research in clinical practice. Students identify their own research site, and negotiate mutually beneficial learning objectives for the time period in placement.

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Student support

We offer an extensive support network during your time here at City, University of London – from Learning Support (including disability support) and counselling to financial and career advice – leaving you free to enjoy every opportunity campus life has to offer.

Find out more about the different types of student support available.

Teaching and learning

Teaching is conducted via a mixture of lectures, class discussions and seminars, student presentations, poster presentations, analysis of case studies, worked examples, interactive computer-based exercises, an online VLE and self-directed reading.

Assessment

Formal assessments will be conducted via: essays, a systematic review, a research proposal, critical reviews, written examinations and a research project on an approved topic.

In addition, there are short practical assignments throughout the course during sessions.

Modules

Postgraduate students are expected to allocate an average of 150 hours of taught and self-directed learning per 15-credit module.

Alternatively students can take modules from this Masters degree as standalone CPPD (Continuing Personal and Professional Development) courses. In this case, course costs might vary. For further information please visit our CPPD pages.

Core modules

  • Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis (30 credits)
  • Advanced research methods (15 credits)
  • Advanced research methods for  applied data analysis (15 credits)
  • Work-based clinical, research placement (15 credits)
  • The application of research in clinical settings (15 credits)
  • Clinical research dissertation (90 credits)
  • Academic expert
    Senior Lecturer working in the School of Health Sciences.
  • Academic expert
    Divisional Lead, Health Services Research & Management Division working in the School of Health Sciences.

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.

Application Deadline

NIHR Bursary: 24 April 2017; All other applicants: 29 August 2017


The programme opens every year for applications in November. There are two closing dates – one date in April for applicants who wish to be considered for a NIHR Masters in Clinical Research Studentship, and one date in August for all other applicants who are self-funding or trust-funded.

Download the MRes application guide (84KB, PDF).

Apply now

If you have any enquiries please contact the Programmes Office:

E: pghealth@city.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 5790

Postgraduate Courses Offices
School of Health Sciences
City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

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