Research course

Clinical and Health Research

University of Southampton · Faculty of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Lower second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in a relevant subject

Months of entry


Course content

This robust clinical and health research training option represents your passport to a clinical academic career, research management role or further research training. Successful completion of this interdisciplinary programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to engage in all aspects of research within clinical, healthcare or academic contexts. The programme is a component of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) clinical academic careers training pathway and is aimed at healthcare practitioners from a variety of backgrounds. It is also suitable for those who do not hold a healthcare qualification but are working in clinical research environments.

This programme can also be studied as a postgraduate certificate comprising the following modules: Designing and Conducting Research; Applied Quantitative or Applied Qualitative Methods; and a Work-based Learning module.

Fees and funding

Fully funded NIHR studentships available each year for registered health professionals. Full criteria available online.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Health Sciences
+44 (0) 23 8059 5500