Entry requirements

You would be expected to have:

An honours degree, minimum 2:2 or equivalent
An upper second class or higher mark in undergraduate or postgraduate dissertation would normally be expected
In addition, we welcome applications from individuals with significant clinical experience, who do not meet the above admission criteria but do demonstrate the ability to undertake Level 7 academic studies, for example documented evidence of exceptional innovative practice, practice leadership, service development, research projects or publications, or successful completion of a recognised HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Internship. Such applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Applications from clinicians working in the health sector will be prioritised; however this is not an essential requirement.
Applications can be made in conjunction with an application for an NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowship or a HARP Pre-doctoral Fellowship.

Months of entry


Course content

Taught by methodological and health practitioner experts, this intensive MRes course will build your confidence and expertise in leading research in healthcare settings. You will gain in-depth understanding and skills across a breadth of research methods, laying the groundwork for a career as a healthcare researcher.

The programme focuses on formal training in research methods for evidence based practice and on applied data analysis, including quantitative and qualitative research and statistical analysis. Through the allocation of a University-based supervisor and a practice-based clinical mentor, you will be prepared for the conceptual, methodological, ethical and logistical challenges faced by all researchers.
Under the guidance of methodological and profession specific experts, the course will provide the opportunity to explore the application of advanced-level research. You will undertake high quality, publishable research, that can be used to influence and lead health service related delivery, policy and innovation.
This course is for anyone interested in leading research in healthcare settings. Students will be able to tailor their research training to their field through a wide range of electives delivered by academics with expertise in public health, mental health, health management, health technology, health policy and leadership.
The course will lay the groundwork for advancement to clinical research leadership roles or doctoral studies.

Fees and funding

Please visit: https://www.city.ac.uk/prospective-students/courses/postgraduate/clinical-research

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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