Research course

Clinical Research

Institution
Plymouth University · School of Nursing and Midwifery
Qualifications
MClinRes

Entry requirements

Healthcare professionals with a first degree or those with related academic degrees. A minimum of a 2:1 BSc (Hons) degree or European first-cycle equivalent. Clinicians without a degree but with relevant experience may be eligible to apply.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Do you want to become a leader in clinical research? The MClinRes covers the whole research process from initial question generation through to designing, managing and undertaking research and the dissemination and implementation of findings. Learn from a team of experts in clinical research, drawn from a wide range of disciplines including nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, optometry, dietetics and medicine as well as representatives from patient and public support groups.

  • Progress your career and become a leader in clinical research with a programme that provides both theoretical and first hand practical experience of the whole research process from developing a clinically relevant question through to implementation of research in clinical practice.
  • Aligns with key Health Education England and NIHR objectives to develop clinical academics and increase research capacity in nurses, midwives, allied healthcare professionals and healthcare scientists.
  • Learn from nurses, midwives, allied healthcare professionals and healthcare scientists actively involved in the management and delivery of relevant clinical research, with national and international reputations in their specialist areas.
  • Experts drawn from across Plymouth University, other higher education institutes, the Research Design Service, the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRC) and the Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit.
  • Strong input from patient and public support groups, NHS staff, managers and commissioners in developing and running the programme so that its content reflects the current needs of the NHS.
  • You’ll be encouraged to join the Institute of Health and Community, and will be mentored and supervised by experienced clinical academics on your own research project. Specific research supervisors relevant to your profession and area of interest are allocated within two weeks of the start of the programme.
  • The MClinRes is specifically designed to help you gain future funding to further your clinical academic career. The programme specifically aims to progress you along the new NIHR clinical academic training programme for registered non-medical/dental healthcare professionals.
  • An additional module on research management and mentorship, provided at the end of the programme, supports you in publishing and disseminating your research findings, presenting at national and international locations and applying for NIHR internships and fellowships.
  • Make the most of our blended learning approach, which combines short study blocks and distance learning technologies with face-to-face teaching, enhancing the learning process by allowing time for reflection.
  • Benefit from an enriched student experience – you will share core and optional modules with health and social care students studying across faculty MSc pathways. Students and alumni have been involved in the programme management, design and recruitment.
  • Choose from three award pathways – PgCert, PgDip, MClinRes. A range of assessments are used across modules designed to link your knowledge and skills to your area of practice.

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Please visit our website for information on: Scholarships, fees and bursaries

Qualification and course duration

MClinRes

part time
24-60 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admission enquiries
Email
admissions@plymouth.ac.uk