Research course

Clinical Health Research

Institution
University of Birmingham · College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

If you have a first degree: A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a healthcare related subject If you do not have a first degree: Postgraduate qualification and or experience in a relevant health related area will be considered Evidence of the capability to study at masters level All applicants must have: Current registration with an appropriate healthcare regulatory body (e.g. NMC, GMC, BPS or HCPC Access to a research population A minimum of 18 months post qualification experience Two academic/employer references in support of your application and professional and academic capabilities Transcripts of your degrees so far (certified and translated in to English if appropriate)

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme provides a first step in research training for health professionals currently working in clinical areas who want to develop a health related research component to their career. Guided by a supervision team you will undertake a research project and gain confidence in using research methods, project management, and research governance.

There is an opportunity to work alongside existing research staff on established research projects. In Nursing and Midwifery we are particularly interested in supporting applicants who wish to research palliative and end of life care across the life span, and in various healthcare settings.

Studying the Clinical Health Research (MRes) will give you research and project management skills that can be used in clinical research projects. You may be motivated to answer a clinical question, improve health, or be seeking to develop your research or academic career. The combination of flexible learning, taught modules and the research thesis makes this a flexible and stimulating programme which gives students skills, awareness and the intellectual discipline required to carry out rigorous, effective, patient centred research. The programme will provide you with support to acquire practical research skills, help you to develop your understanding of Good Clinical Practice in research, and to explore various research methodologies and methods.

You will be supported by a supervisory team in designing your research question, exploring the background to your project, designing rigorous methods, and completing ethical review (as appropriate). Your supervisors will also challenge you to develop your writing and interrogate your assumptions and conclusions.

Fees and funding

For 2015 entry the Birmingham Masters Scholarship Scheme offers 224 new £10,000 scholarships available for Masters students from under-represented groups.

For other potential sources of funding, please visit our Postgraduate Funding Database.

International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government. Visit our website for information about scholarships for international students.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 - 24 months
part time
24 - 48 months

Course contact details

Name
Nikolaos Efstathiou
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005