Research course

Clinical Research

Institution
University of Plymouth · School of Nursing and Midwifery
Qualifications
MClinRes

Entry requirements

You will normally be a healthcare professional with a first degree or a related academic degree. BSc (Hons) at 2:2 or above, or European first cycle equivalent. Clinicians without a degree but with appropriate experience may be eligible to apply.

Months of entry

September

Course content

  • Progress your career and become a leader in clinical research with a programme that provides both theoretical and first hand practical experience of the whole research process from developing a clinically relevant question through to implementation of research in clinical practice.
  • Learn from experts from across Plymouth University, other higher education institutes, the Research Design Service, the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRC) and the Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit.
  • Receive mentorship and supervision from experienced clinical academic researchers.
  • Experience an inclusive curriculum designed specifically for health professionals, incorporating flexible and blended learning. Continually developed in line with student feedback this currently features 2-3 day face-to-face study blocks and supported distance learning.
  • Align your CPD with key Health Education England and NIHR objectives: To develop clinical academics and increase research capacity in nurses, midwives, allied healthcare professionals and healthcare scientists.
  • Study a contemporary MClinRes founded on ongoing consultation with patient and public support groups, NHS staff, managers and commissioners and international partners.
  • Join the Institute of Health and Community to further engage with contemporary clinical research during and beyond your studies.
  • Receive support with onward funding applications to further your integrated clinical research career. Opt for the research management and mentorship module to gain protected time and support with academic writing to publish your research, develop your profile and compose onward funding applications.
  • Benefit from an enriched student experience sharing core and optional modules with inter-professional health and social care students studying across faculty MSc pathways.
  • Choose from three award pathways – PgCert, PgDip, MClinRes.

Qualification and course duration

MClinRes

part time
24-60 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admission Enquiries
Email
admissions@plymouth.ac.uk