Taught course

Clinical Research

The University of Manchester · School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Entry requirements

An honours first degree (normally 2:2 or above, or equivalent) in a relevant subject from an approved higher education institution. NIHR funded studentships require a minimum 2:1 honours degree (no equivalence accepted) or Demonstrable evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience which the School accepts as qualifying the applicant for entry and For part-time students seconded to the course from employment, written support of their employer to attend the programme and to complete any necessary requirements is required. Please see University website for further details.

Months of entry


Course content

The MClin Res programme will equip students with an in-depth understanding and knowledge and skills in a range of theoretical underpinnings and research methods relevant to applied research in a range of contemporary clinical practice contexts.

The programme is particularly aimed at qualified health professionals from a range of disciplines seeking a career in, or currently engaged in clinical research or wishing to pursue a variety of careers where research is a core component. The majority of modules within the course are shared with other students undertaking MSc and MPhil/PhD study.

The course is delivered mainly online but is complemented by two compulsory four-day campus-based introductory and winter study schools, and 1 mid-semester study day in both semester 1 and 2. Opportunities for face-face support are also available in some modules as an alternative to online methods for students who are able to attend.

Information for international students

Candidates whose first language is not English must have one of the following: IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 on any one component TOEFL 575 paper-based TOEFL 230 computer-based Evidence of equivalent learning

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 - 24 months


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
+44 (0)161 306 0270