Applied Clinical Research at Wrexham University - UCAS

Wrexham University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Wrexham University (Prifysgol Wrecsam)

Applied Clinical Research (Research)

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Course summary

The MRes Applied Clinical Research programme has been designed to serve healthcare professionals working in fields such as nursing, audiology, midwifery, physiotherapy, psychology and radiology, and medical sciences graduates wanting to embark on a Masters of Research degree focusing on human health and disease.

  • This programme equips graduates with the skills and subject-specific knowledge needed to pursue a research-based career in clinical medicine and healthcare.
  • It focuses on clinical research (e.g. audits, clinical outcome measures, quality improvement, qualitative or quantitative), and provides ideal training for students who want to enhance their careers within the NHS and health sector, or subsequently wish to move onto a PhD programme, or who simply wish to undertake a significant research (120 credits) project at Masters level.
  • Completion of the course will lead to a professionally recognised qualification, being externally approved by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
Key Course Features
  • Teaching will involve a range of learning methods including lectures, seminars, laboratory practicals, group discussions and presentations.
  • Taught modules to develop your understanding of the principles and application of research relevant to your discipline followed by a research project.
  • The academic and clinical staff are research active, and continually thrive to promote research within areas of biomedical and clinical sciences, where they regularly publish their research findings and discuss their work at national and international conferences.
  • Blended learning is a feature of this course, enabling students to travel for the taught element of the course without having to commit to living in Wrexham or the locality full time. Each module takes the form of a learning package consisting of a three-day block of face-to-face teaching supported by online learning.
  • This approach is favoured by employers wishing to release their employees to study whilst still meeting service needs.
  • The programme is designed to enhance the employability of individuals in the development of contemporary subject knowledge, related transferable skills and, in turn, better meet the clinical and healthcare needs of the populations they serve.


Critically exploring professional practice in the context of health & society (14,15 + 18th January 2019) - to be attended by those enrolled on the MSc Biomedical Science & MRes Applied Clinical Research programmes Research Methods (20-22nd February 2019) - to be attended by those enrolled on the MSc Biomedical Science, MRes Applied Clinical Research, and MRes Applied Biomedical Sciences Research programmes Analytical & Molecular Techniques in Biomedical (3-5th April 2019) - to be attended by those enrolled on the MSc Biomedical Science and MRes Applied Biomedical Sciences Research programmes Clinical Medicine: Pathology of disease (1-3rd May 2019) - to be attended by those enrolled on the MSc Biomedical Science (these students also have the option to undertake this module in 2020), MRes Applied Clinical Research, and MRes Applied Biomedical Sciences Research programmes NB: Please note that these modules will be delivered via Blended Learning, i.e. 3 day face-to-face residential schools (intensive teaching) followed by 10 weeks distance learning.

Assessment method

Students will be assessed via a series of coursework projects throughout the course. This could be in the form of laboratory reports, clinical reviews, poster or oral presentations, case studies, essays or data manipulation exercises. Teaching and Learning Wrexham University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our Student Support section has more information on the help available. In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

How to apply

International applicants

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website:

Entry requirements

TBC: WGU in collaboration with BCUHB

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £3975* Year 1
EU £3975* Year 1
England £3975* Year 1
Northern Ireland £3975* Year 1
Scotland £3975* Year 1
Wales £3975* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This fee is billed annually for 2 years.
Applied Clinical Research at Wrexham University - UCAS