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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

26th September 2016

Duration

The normal period of registration for 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

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

A 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.

Why study Clinical Research at City?

  • Develop key work-relevant skills in undertaking clinical academic research
  • Learn from experts in clinical research who are renowned nationally and internationally
  • Produce high quality, publishable research
  • Develop your clinical academic research career and become a leader in your clinical field
  • Gain the knowledge to lead and influence health service delivery and policy.

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 health
care 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.

Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students

If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma. The course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities.  Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree.

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.

English requirements

  • For students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:
    IELTS: 7.0.

    Language Programmes
  • If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.
    English for Postgraduate Study
    Pre-sessional English
  • 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.

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 course 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 bursary, and one date in August for all other applicants who are self-funding. The deadline for applicants to be considered for the NIHR studentship are now closed. For all other remaining applicants, the deadline is Wednesday 31st August 2016 5pm.

Apply online now

The MRes Clinical Research programme at City has ten funded places on the programme, from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). Applicants wishing to be considered for a NIHR bursary must meet City’s entry requirements, and the NIHR criteria (see http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/nihr-hee-ica-programme-mres.htm). Applicants apply directly to City university, and there is a single application procedure; there is no separate application to the NIHR. Applications for the funded bursary places close in April each year; thereafter applications are assessed, and shortlisted applicants are invited to interview. Interviews are held in mid-late May, with decisions made end May/ early June, providing applicants and Trusts a good time frame to recruit backfill to clinical posts.

All other applications from individuals who are self-funding are considered on a rolling basis, up to the deadline at end of August.

  1. Applicants complete an online application form – please ensure ALL information is entered correctly, and there is no missing data, otherwise your application form will be incomplete.
  2. Applicants need to attach a personal statement (length unlimited, however more than 5 sides of A4 is maximum). Personal statement must include a Curriculum Vitae, and a brief research proposal (background, research aim/s or questions and potential methodologies).
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Funding

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

More about funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Postgraduate Fees and Finance.

Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.

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:

Apply for scholarships using the official scholarships form.

Bursaries

Funded by the NIHR (National Institute of Health Research), we are offering a limited number of MRes Clinical Research bursaries to health professionals commencing in September 2015. Bursaries will cover salary costs and tuition fees for the duration of the course. Applications for both full-time and part-time enrolment are welcome.

Eligible applicants will automatically be considered for the NIHR bursary.

Learn a language for free

We offer a free language course for City University London students.

Find out how to apply

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.

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 reasearch methods for advanced 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.

Career prospects

The course gives students 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 choose to advance to doctoral studies on completion of the programme.


The course 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 bursary, and one date in August for all other applicants who are self-funding. The deadline for applicants to be considered for the NIHR studentship are now closed. For all other remaining applicants, the deadline is Wednesday 31st August 2016 5pm.

Apply online now

The MRes Clinical Research programme at City has ten funded places on the programme, from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). Applicants wishing to be considered for a NIHR bursary must meet City’s entry requirements, and the NIHR criteria (see http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/nihr-hee-ica-programme-mres.htm). Applicants apply directly to City university, and there is a single application procedure; there is no separate application to the NIHR. Applications for the funded bursary places close in April each year; thereafter applications are assessed, and shortlisted applicants are invited to interview. Interviews are held in mid-late May, with decisions made end May/ early June, providing applicants and Trusts a good time frame to recruit backfill to clinical posts.

All other applications from individuals who are self-funding are considered on a rolling basis, up to the deadline at end of August.

  1. Applicants complete an online application form – please ensure ALL information is entered correctly, and there is no missing data, otherwise your application form will be incomplete.
  2. Applicants need to attach a personal statement (length unlimited, however more than 5 sides of A4 is maximum). Personal statement must include a Curriculum Vitae, and a brief research proposal (background, research aim/s or questions and potential methodologies).

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