Clinical Research MRes

City University London
Course summary
2-3 years
8,500 GBP
Full time/part time
Next available date: January 2020 - London
Course Dates
September 2020 
8,500 GBP
January 2021 
8,500 GBP

Course description

Clinical Research MRes

Clinical Research MRes - a City University degree programme

The programme gives an understanding of the clinical research methods and helps in the development of important professional skills in health, social and private sectors with an emphasis on an evidence based approach.

The MRes Clinical Research provides candidates with training in quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as applied data analysis from basic to advanced levels and provide opportunities to apply this research knowledge to clinical settings.

By the end of this course, you’ll be gaining skills in undertaking clinical academic research.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Good honours degree, upper second class or equivalent. See 'entry requirements' below for full details.

For students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0.

Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.

English for Postgraduate Study
Pre-sessional English

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study. /p>

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The programme offers Clinical Optometry MSc / Postgrad Diploma / Postgrad Certificate.The course gives students the research and academic training to become a clinical academic researcher across all health service settings including the NHS, charities, industry, government, private practice and academic and research settings.

You will gain vital transferable skills which are applicable to all health and medical related careers where attention to detail, conducting research and evaluation for evidence based practice, and report writing is a career advantage.

MRes Clinical Research graduates may choose to advance to doctoral studies on completion of the programme.

Training Course Content

The normal period of registration for a Masters degree is one year's taught programme for full-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation) or two years' taught programme for part-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation).

The course will enable you to:

  • Independently design, develop and conduct research relevant to clinical practice
  • Critically appraise current research in the field (evidence based health care)
  • Apply research findings to improve health and the effective delivery of health services in clinical practice
  • Develop a collaborative, inter-disciplinary and ethical approach to your research and work
  • Recognise the applicability and limits of the models and methods you use
  • Increase your confidence in understanding and using applied data analyses methods
  • Apply research knowledge to clinical research as part of a work-based placement learning module.

The course is taught by staff who are expert in a range of research methodologies and the health professions. You will be given the opportunity to explore the application of advanced level research and undertake high quality, publishable research via a dissertation. You will gain the skills to influence and lead health service related delivery, policy and innovation at both population and community levels - enabling you to develop and enhance your career aspirations.

Postgraduate students are expected to allocate an average of 150 hours of taught and self-directed learning per 15 credit module.

Alternatively students can take modules from this Masters degree as standalone CPPD (Continuing Personal and Professional Development) courses. In this case, course costs might vary. For further information please click on the CPPD links below each module.

Core modules

  • Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis (30 credits)
    Read the full specifications for this module
    Apply for this module as a standalone CPPD course
  • Advanced research methods (15 credits)
    Read the full specifications for this module
    Apply for this module as a standalone CPPD course
  • Advanced data analysis (15 credits)
    Read the full specifications for this module

    Teaching is conducted via a mixture of lectures, class discussions and seminars, student presentations, poster presentations, analysis of case studies, worked examples, interactive computer-based exercises, an online VLE and self directed reading.

    Formal assessments will be conducted via: essays, a systematic review, a research proposal, critical reviews, written examinations and a research project on an approved topic. In addition, there are short practical assignments throughout the course during sessions.


The cost of the programme is:

  • Full-time EU: £8,500 (2015/16)
  • Part-time EU: £4,250 per year (2015/16)
  • Full-time Non EU: £16,000 (2015/16)
  • Part-time Non EU: £8,000 per year (2015/16)


The School of Health Sciences believes that exceptional academic and clinical performance should be recognised and rewarded. We have several scholarships available for students starting on our courses this September and January:

  • City University postgraduate scholarships
  • City University London Graduate Loyalty Discount
  • School of Health Sciences International Excellence Scholarships (for international students only)

Apply for scholarships using the official scholarships form.


Funded by the NIHR (National Institute of Health Research), we are offering 12 MRes Clinical Research bursaries to health professionals commencing in September 2014. Bursaries will cover salary costs and tuition fees for the duration of the course.

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