Taught course

Nursing in Clinical Research

University of Edinburgh · School of Health in Social Science

Entry requirements

An undergraduate honours degree 2.1 in nursing or equivalent qualification in nursing. The honours degree in nursing must have been obtained in the immediate preceding academic year. An identified strong undergraduate research profile supported by two written references. The submission of a detailed personal statement written against specific guidance. Lower qualifications may be considered at the discretion of the Programme Director and team. If the applicant’s first language is not English, an IELTS of at least 7.0 with a score of at least 6.5 in all sections is required.

Months of entry


Course content

This new and innovative Masters’ degree provides students not only with core theoretical courses in research, but also a placement based experience of research in practice within both a multi-professional research environment and in a specific nursing research setting.

The research focus is supported by a liberal choice of courses that support the student’s professional personal and career development. This is therefore a blended programme of face to face, online and practice based learning. Funding support is from the Scottish Government Chief Nursing Officer Directorate.

Successful graduates from this programme will be equipped to to deploy research and use research findings to advance an understanding of patient need, advance nursing practice and develop health care services.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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