Entry requirements

Grade 2:1 honours (MPharm degrees also acceptable). Subject Health or social care. *Must be completed, awarded and certified by 1 August 2016. You must be currently employed in either an NHS Trust or an equivalent health or social care organisation. You must also have a minimum of one year of clinical experience. You must supply study release permission from your employer, also confirming the name of an appropriately qualified member of staff to act as your mentor. You must supply a valid professional registration certificate and registration card from a recognised professional body (e.g. the NMC, HCPC, GPhC) Please see www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/clinical-practice-mres/entry-requirements.html for other important information regarding entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master's of Clinical Research course is internationally recognised. It will enable you to promote and drive change within clinical practice. The course is suitable for nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals and health scientists.

This programme is awarded by St George's, University of London and delivered by the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between Kingston University and St George's.

What will you study

The course builds on your existing research skills and introduces you to contemporary professional research practices employed within healthcare. It aims to develop appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to be a scientific researcher in clinical practice. You will develop a range of transferable and applied research skills that will enable you to plan, manage and independently undertake research.

You will undertake a clinical research project and be supported by an academic supervisor, as well as a clinical mentor from your own organisation.


Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS overall 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each of the sub-test components. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider. http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/

Fees and funding

Please see www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding for further details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate administrator, St George's, University of London
+44 (0)20 8725 2333