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Clinical Research (MClin Res)

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Degree awarded
MClin Res, PGDip Clin Res, PGCert Clin Res
MClin Res: 1 year (FT); 2 years (PT)
Entry requirements
  • An honours first degree (normally 2.1 or above*) in a relevant subject from an approved higher education institution.


  • For part-time students, written support of their employer to attend the programme and to complete any necessary requirements.

* Applicants with a 2:2 honours first degree may be considered on the basis of documented evidence of exceptional innovative practice, practice leadership, service development, research projects and publications.  Such evidence must be clearly described in any application.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

The MClin Res programme will equip students with an in-depth understanding and knowledge and skills in a range of theoretical underpinnings and research methods relevant to applied research in a range of contemporary clinical practice contexts.

The programme is particularly aimed at qualified health professionals from a range of disciplines seeking a career in, or currently engaged in clinical research or wishing to pursue a variety of careers where research is a core component. The majority of modules within the course are shared with other students undertaking MSc and MPhil/PhD study.

The course is delivered mainly online but is complemented by two compulsory four-day campus-based introductory and winter study schools, and 1 mid-semester study day in both semester 1 and 2.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MClin Res (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £7,700 (total for completion in one year)
    International students: £15,500 (total for completion in one year)
  • MClin Res (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £2,566
    International students: £5,166 per annum
  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £2,566
    International students: £5,166 per annum
  • PGDip (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £5,133 (total for completion in one year)
    International students: £10,333 (total for completion in one year)
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £2,566
    International students: £5,166 per annum

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.


MClinRes studentships

HEE/NIHR studentships for Non-Medical/Dental Healthcare Professionals

Ten HEE/NIHR studentships are available per annum. Applications are now open and will close on 11 April 2016. Download an application form (Docx, 69KB) and application guidance (Docx, 50KB). For further information email .

CLAHRC Greater Manchester Nurse studentships

Further studentships for Nurses, funded by Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health and Care (CLAHRC) Greater Manchester, will become available in 2016.

Overseas Scholarships

Further part time scholarships may become available to Nurses and Midwives in clinical practice overseas in 2016. For further information on studentships or scholarships please contact:

Contact details

Academic department
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Contact name
Cheryl Johnson
+44 (0)161 306 0270
Academic department overview

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