The programme is particularly aimed at qualified health professionals from a range of disciplines seeking a career in, or currently engaged in clinical research or wishing to pursue a variety of careers where research is a core component. The majority of modules within the course are shared with other students undertaking MSc and MPhil/PhD study.
The course is delivered mainly online but is complemented by two compulsory four-day campus-based introductory and winter study schools, and 1 mid-semester study day in both semester 1 and 2.
The MClin Res is specifically for health professionals from a range of disciplines who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge in clinically focused research. It is aimed at those who wish to pursue clinical/academic research careers e.g. research nurses, clinical trials coordinators and principal investigators.
The programme provides a comprehensive education and training in research providing an excellent foundation for students who wish to go forward to study for a PhD.
Course content for year 1
6 taught units in the following areas:
Managing research in the clinical setting OR Foundations of research
Critical appraisal and evidence synthesis
Quantitative research design and analysis
Qualitative research design and analysis
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
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The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
An honours first degree (normally 2.1 or above*) in a relevant subject from an approved higher education institution.
For part-time students, written support of their employer to attend the programme and to complete any necessary requirements.
Candidates whose first language is not English must have one of the following:
IELTS 7.0, with a score of 6.5 or above in each component
TOEFL 623 paper based
TOEFL 106 internet based (with a minimum score of 20 in each component)
TOEFL 250 computer based
GCSE English grade C
This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.
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