Medical Research (Taught) Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Accredited by: University of Brighton

This course has been designed to develop future research leaders who are able to complete a PhD, conduct independent research and be future principal investigators.
It is aimed at doctors, academic clinical trainees and other researchers across a range of fields. Robust education and training is provided in quantitative and qualitative research and data analysis methods. Learning beyond the classroom comprises scientific, clinical and research reading as well as the practical development and application of research skills. Students will engage with a research project at a very early stage and will gain autonomy in research project management and governance. There is an opportunity to learn through teaching on the chosen topic, particularly if the research topic focuses on education. A series of Research Skills workshops is provided to further develop students’ research abilities. It is possible to take the MRes Medical Research as an intercalated degree.

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Brighton and Sussex Med Sch

  • Start date

    September 2017

  • Duration

    1 year

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Course details


Research Methods and Critical Appraisal (20 credits); Essential Statistics for Health and Medical Research (20 credits) PLUS Evidence Based Practice (20 credits) OR Clinical Trials Management (20 credits).

Assessment method

Modules are assessed by 3,000 word written assignments which are centred on case studies or a relevant topic agreed between the student and the module leader.

Entry requirements

Applications will be considered from NHS staff, those in the pharmaceutical industry and others who wish to develop their skills and experience in research. Academic clinical fellows at BSMS will be accepted automatically on the course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £4,800 Year 1
England £2,520 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2,520 Year 1
Scotland £2,520 Year 1
Wales £2,520 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

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