Taught course

Masters in Clinical Research

Institution
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

At least an upper second class honours degree in nursing, midwifery or allied health subject. Candidates with alternative qualifications and appropriate relevant professional experience will also be considered. International: Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English language. Acceptable evidence is an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with individual component scores of at least 6.0.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Within the health and care professions, the demand for evidence-based practice has led to an increasing need for high quality research to underpin practice. A Masters in Clinical Research will provide graduates with the education and training necessary in order to plan and undertake health-related, or clinically based research.

This new, multi-disciplinary, programme aims to provide a broad, foundational research training for nurses, midwives and other health and care professionals who wish to develop careers in clinical or academic research as well as those who may wish to continue on to doctoral studies. The programme will focus on preparing students to undertake projects relevant to their practice through the development of skills and knowledge in research methodologies, project management, research governance and evidence based practice.


Module Spotlight

Research Project
The unique feature of this Masters programme is the 120 credit research project. Compared with other masters-level programmes, this project is twice as long, giving student the opportunity to explore a topic in depth, relevant to their area of expertise. It is expected that, in most cases, the student will undertake a research project based in their workplace. The student will be guided by an individual research supervisor through the research process from the initial development of the research questions, applying for ethical approval, carrying out the project and writing up the results. At the end of the project, the student will submit their research findings in the form of a research article

Information for international students

International: Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English language. Acceptable evidence is an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with individual component scores of at least 6.0. Funding Information for International Students: Visit the International section of the website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£1,140 per 30 credit module
International students
£1720 for the research project module

Home - part-time: £1015 per 30 credit module

International - full-time dissertation: £1720 for the research project module

Funding Information for International Students:
Visit the International section of the website.

Sources of Funding:
Visit the Funding section of the website.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Judith Lane
Email
jlane@qmu.ac.uk
Phone
0131 474 0000
Fax
0131 474 0001