Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Clinical and Health Research

This Masters by Research (MRes) programme in the clinical and health and social care disciplines focuses on the production of a substantial piece of work in a chosen specialist area of interest which is negotiated upon entry to the course. The course equips students with extensive knowledge and understanding of the research process, research methods and methodologies. Students have the opportunity to develop and demonstrate a deep and advanced knowledge of your specialist topic of study while engaging in independent research practice to a high standard. This will ultimately translate into students designing, delivering and evaluating a research project from inception to successful completion, with the support and guidance of experts in clinical practice.

Entry requirements

To join this programme, applicants should have a 1st Class or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a cognate subject area or discipline. In exceptional circumstances, students with a lower 2nd Class Honours degree classification may be admitted. Overseas applicants will be expected to demonstrate IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.Each applicant is required to submit a 500-word research proposal outlining the intended focus of their MRes studies and demonstrating their enthusiasm and commitment towards the proposed subject. A formal registration interview/viva will be held for each candidate. The interview is conducted by at least 2 members of staff, including the likely MRes supervisor.

Course modules

Clinical research part 1: critical appraisal of published research; clinical research part 2: developing a research proposal; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Part-time £ 30 per Credit (home fees) 3 years
MRes Full-time £ 30 per Credit (home fees) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

Key information

Faculty of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01695 657768