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
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.
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
Course contact details
- Nikolaos Efstathiou
- 0121 414 5005