From 2019 onwards, this course will also be available to be taken as individual CPD units. Contact us to find out more.
MSc Clinical Research gives applicants the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to design, carry out and report a research study that is clinically applicable, scientifically sound and relevant to patients. Throughout the course you will be able to focus on a clinical area that interests you, making it relevant to what you do.
Clinical research is a fundamental part of providing evidence-based health and social care however, it is important that this research is based on areas of investigation that are of relevance to both clinicians and patients alike. This course has been designed to take you through the research process from formulating a suitable research question to designing the study and collecting appropriate data, and reporting the findings to different audiences. All of this will provide opportunities to work with academics and clinicians experienced in conducting clinical research.
There will be a strong focus on involving members of the public and patient groups in your research. As such, you will be given training on the different ways they can be involved throughout the whole process.
The work you will do as part of this course will provide opportunities for you to create research outputs (e.g. manuscripts for publication) to contribute to a portfolio of research experience suitable for applications related to future research study (e.g. NIHR Clinical Doctoral Fellowship), or to further your career as part of a research team (e.g. research nurse).
If you are interested in pursuing a career that combines research with clinical practice, the HEE/NIHR offer a range of awards to help your academic career and research development. HEE Wessex is now inviting applications for the HEE/NIHR Internship and Transitional Bridging Awards 2019/20. This funding is suitable for stand-alone units in this course. Before applying, contact the Programme Lead to discuss the options the MSc Clinical Research can provide.
*This is an external funding source and applications are made directly to NIHR
Next start date:
September 2019, January 2020, September 2020
1 year, full-time or flexible as CPD
For 2019 entry:
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2.
Experience of related clinical work/study/research is usually required. Health professionals with non-traditional academic backgrounds will also be considered.
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.