University of Manchester

Degree level: Postgraduate

Clinical Research (Taught)

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Course summary

Our MClin Res Clinical Research course is aimed at health professionals and others working in a health setting who want to develop careers in clinical research, clinical and academic practice, or academic research with a strong clinical practice component. You will develop in-depth knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings of research and skills in research methods relevant to applied research in a range of contemporary health and social care settings. The course is mainly delivered online, but is complemented by two compulsory four-day campus-based introductory and winter study schools, and one mid-semester study day in Semesters 1 and 2. Most of the units that make up this course are shared with other students on master's and PhD programmes at Manchester. Please note this course is not designed to develop the knowledge and skills for a laboratory-based research career.

Course details


Entry requirements

We require an honours first degree (Upper Second or above) in a relevant subject from an approved higher education institution. We may consider applicants with a Lower Second degree if you include documented evidence of exceptional innovative practice, practice leadership, service development, research projects and publications in your application. For part-time students, we also require written support from your employer to attend the course and complete any necessary requirements.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £19000 Year 1
England £9500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9500 Year 1
Scotland £9500 Year 1
Wales £9500 Year 1
Channel Islands £9500 Year 1
International £19000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships offer successful candidates backfill and fees to undertake MClinRes or other master's level study and to prepare a Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship application. If you are interested in pursuing this option within The University of Manchester, please contact: Professor Sue Kirk ([email protected]), Deputy Programme Director for MClinRes/ Masters in Health and Social Care Programme and University of Manchester Health and Wellbeing Pathway lead.

Clinical Research at University of Manchester - UCAS