University of Southampton

Degree level: Postgraduate

Clinical and Health Research (Research)

Course options

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Course summary

Secure your passport to a clinical academic career, research management role, or further research training with our interdisciplinary MRes programme. Aimed at healthcare practitioners, it is a component of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) clinical academics training pathway and will equip you with the skills and knowledge to engage in all aspects of clinical, healthcare or academic research. It is ideal if you are working in a clinical research environment but don’t hold a healthcare qualification or as preparation for clinical academic doctoral fellowship applications.

Course details


Typical modules include: Applied Qualitative Research Methods; Applied Quantitative Research Methods; Clinical Research in Practice; Developing Research Skills; Designing and Conducting Clinical Research; Dissertation

Assessment method

You will be assessed according to your research proposal, critical appraisal of literature, presentations and project reports, as well as your empirical dissertation. All assignments have been designed to help you to integrate theory and practice - optimising your critical thinking skills and ultimately improving your clinical research skills.

Entry requirements

Lower second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in a relevant subject

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £24400 Year 1
International £24400 Year 1

Additional fee information

For full information about fees and funding for our Postgraduate courses, please visit our website:
Clinical and Health Research at University of Southampton - UCAS