Taught course

Clinical Research

King's College London · Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care

Entry requirements

Normally a Bachelor's degree with minimum 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent) and a professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council or Health Professionals Council (or equivalent experience). If you do not meet the normal entry requirements you should pay particular attention in preparing your supporting statement and CV to ensure that you draw attention to evidence of potential success at graduate level. This might include publications, preparation of substantial reports or active participation in funded research. NOTE: If you are applying for a NIHR Fellowship there may be certain additional requirements for this scheme. Please see ‘Applying, Fees and Funding’ for further information.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes programme is multi-disciplinary and is designed for practitioners who wish to develop a research or a clinical academic career. The aim of the programme is to develop students’ knowledge and research skills to enhance their current and future careers in supporting, delivering and integrating research into clinical practice, and fostering evidence-based practice.

Students are provided:

  • Unique opportunity to work with experienced research teams on a unique designated research project.
  • Lectures delivered by experienced multi-disciplinary researchers on contemporary issues in the conduct and utilisation of health, clinical and social care research.
  • Opportunity to develop and undertake their research guided by experienced health and social care researchers.
  • Support to disseminate work related to their MRes studies particularly through publication in high quality peer-reviewed journals.
  • Opportunity to develop their work into a PhD Fellowship application if successful at MRes level.
  • Located in the heart of London.

Please visit our online prospectus with more information on programme details.

Fees and funding

In addition to the Fellowships mentioned above, staff from contracted Trusts may be eligible to have their study funded, subject to agreement by their manager. Students not sponsored by their employer may wish to pursue other sources of funding. Some scholarships may be available. Prospective students may also wish to consult the Directory of Grant-making Trusts and Charities (available in local libraries). Self-funding students may wish to consider a Career Development Loan.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office