Clinical Research at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme gives you the opportunity to develop academic research skills within the framework of your busy clinical training programme. It is designed for clinical academic trainees in all specialties and is available for September or January start. The programme will:

  • Prepare you for a career in academic clinical research
  • Provide formal training in the regulatory and ethical framework for clinical research
  • Develop your key skills in research design, statistical analysis, and critical review
  • Encourage you to engage with public and patients, communicate effectively with different audiences, and understand the importance of communication to the public perception of research
  • Equip you to undertake independent research, including critical thinking and consideration of research impact
  • Meet the requirement of the NIHR and other funders for academic clinical fellows to undertake relevant training in research methodology
Studying on the programme will help you develop an invaluable set of generic research skills and knowledge including:
  • clinical research project design and implementation
  • written and oral communication
  • logical and critical thinking.
The programme comprises two parts.
  • Part 1 covers the key generic skills and knowledge needed to undertake clinical research
  • Part 2 gives you a choice of elective modules on literature research, a practical project, and writing a grant proposal
  • You will be required to critically review a research field and prepare dissertations that show insight and novel interpretation of material.
The programme runs across the School of Medicine and Dentistry, taking advantage of our outstanding research and educational expertise in all the component Institutes. You will receive formal training in the regulatory and ethical framework for clinical research and develop your key skills in research design, statistical analysis and critical review. You will be taught by external experts from the pharmaceutical industry, and the interdisciplinary nature of your learning will give you useful networking opportunities. You will meet industry colleagues and liaise closely with our associated NHS Trusts.


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How to apply

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have MBBS or BDS and be employed as Academic Clinical Fellow or Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary or associated NHS Trusts. Individuals with non-clinical qualifications and employment at QM or associated NHS Trusts will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential and non-native English speakers are required to have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

English language requirements

All applicants to Queen Mary must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student and will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Students enrolling on a postgraduate degree programme are charged tuition fees each year by Queen Mary. The rate you will be charged depends on whether you are assessed as a Home/EU or Overseas student. You can find tuition fees for each course on the course finder pages on our website: Further details about postgraduate taught tuition fees can also be found on our website:

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Clinical Research at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS