Entry requirements

2:2 degree in a subject such as nursing; medicine; biological sciences; psychology; sociology; midwifery; dentistry; physiotherapy, podiatry or occupational therapy.

Months of entry


Course content

Join the University of Southampton, a global top 100* research-intensive university, and secure your passport to a clinical academic career, research management role, or further research training with our interdisciplinary MRes programme.

Aimed at healthcare practitioners, this course is a component of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) clinical academics training pathway and will equip you with the skills and knowledge to engage in all aspects of clinical, healthcare or academic research.

This course is ideal if you are working in a clinical research environment, but don’t hold a healthcare qualification, or as preparation for clinical academic doctoral fellowship applications. You'll graduate primed to take the next step in your career.

At Southampton we have a strong global reputation for research excellence,** the latest facilities, and leading academics to support you.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has introduced a pre-doctoral personal award scheme. If you wish to apply for this, you can visit the NIHR website for more information.

*QS World University Rankings 2023.

**REF 2021.

Information for international students

English language: band C, IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

023 8059 7940