Why study this course
Studying the Clinical Health Research (MRes) will give you research and project management skills that can be used in clinical research projects. You may be motivated to answer a clinical question, improve health, or be seeking to develop your research or academic career. The combination of flexible learning, taught modules and the research thesis makes this a flexible and stimulating programme which gives students skills, awareness and the intellectual discipline required to carry out rigorous, effective, patient centred research. The programme will provide you with support to acquire practical research skills, help you to develop your understanding of Good Clinical Practice in research, and to explore various research methodologies and methods.
You will be supported by a supervisory team in designing your research question, exploring the background to your project, designing rigorous methods, and completing ethical review (as appropriate). Your supervisors will also challenge you to develop your writing and interrogate your assumptions and conclusions.
You will study 3 taught modules (20 M level credits each) and submit a thesis which reports your research project findings (nominally 120M level credits).
Compulsory modules (2x20 M level credits)
The taught modules provide opportunity for flexible learning, with the Research Methods and Programme Management and Research Governance both delivered online. The Developing Evidence Based Practice is delivered on campus.
You will select one option module from those on offer (20 M level credits), for example:
Fees and funding
2015/16 course fees
MRes - £4090
Non UK/EU students
MRes - £17,365
Self funding students can choose to pay in instalments by direct debit.
Learn more about fees and funding.
We are in the process of bidding for further HEE/NIHR funding to offer studentships for September 2015. Please check regularly for updates.
International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government. Visit our website for information about scholarships for international students.
For information about all Home/EU and International funding opportunities please visit the Postgraduate Funding Database.
For other funding queries contact the School directly or get in touch with the Student Funding Office via the online enquiries system.
For 2015 entry the Birmingham Masters Scholarship Scheme offers 224 new £10,000 scholarships available for Masters students from under-represented groups.
If you have a first degree:
A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a healthcare related subject
If you do not have a first degree:
Postgraduate qualification and or experience in a relevant health related area will be considered
Evidence of the capability to study at masters level
All applicants must have:
Current registration with an appropriate healthcare regulatory body (e.g. NMC, GMC, BPS or HCPC
Access to a research population
A minimum of 18 months post qualification experience
Two academic/employer references in support of your application and professional and academic capabilities
Transcripts of your degrees so far (certified and translated in to English if appropriate)
We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
English to IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component).
How to apply
When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages