Taught course

Clinical Research

Institution
Bournemouth University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2.

Experience or insight into related work/study/research is usually required. Health professionals with non-traditional academic backgrounds will also be considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course is also available to be taken as individual CPD units. Contact us to find out more.

MSc Clinical Research gives applicants the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to design, carry out and report a research study that is clinically applicable, scientifically sound and relevant to patients. Throughout the course you will be able to focus on a clinical area that interests you, making it relevant to what you do.

Clinical research is a fundamental part of providing evidence-based health and social care however, it is important that this research is based on areas of investigation that are of relevance to both clinicians and patients alike. This course has been designed to take you through the research process from formulating a suitable research question to designing the study and collecting appropriate data, and reporting the findings to different audiences. All of this will provide opportunities to work with academics and clinicians experienced in conducting clinical research.

There will be a strong focus on involving members of the public and patient groups in your research. As such, you will be given training on the different ways they can be involved throughout the whole process.

The work you will do as part of this course will provide opportunities for you to create research outputs (e.g. manuscripts for publication) to contribute to a portfolio of research experience suitable for applications related to future research study (e.g. NIHR Clinical Doctoral Fellowship), or to further your career as part of a research team (e.g. research nurse).

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,500
International students
14,500

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    flexible
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Future Students Enquiry Team
Email
futurestudents@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1202 961916