University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Clinical Health Research

This programme provides a first step in research training for health professionals currently working in clinical areas who want to develop a health related research component to their career. Guided by a supervision team, students undertake a research project and gain confidence in using research methods, project management, and research governance. There is an opportunity to work alongside existing research staff on established research projects. In Nursing and Midwifery the University is particularly interested in supporting applicants who wish to research palliative and end of life care across the life span, and in various healthcare settings.

Entry requirements

If students have a 1st degree: a 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a healthcare related subject; if students do not have a 1st degree: a postgraduate qualification and or experience in a relevant health related area are considered; evidence of the capability to study at Master�s 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; 2 academic/employer references in support of their application and professional and academic capabilities; transcripts of their degrees so far (certified and translated in to English if appropriate).

Course modules

Core modules: research methods (distance learning); or developing evidence based practice; programme management and research governance (distance learning). Applicants select 1 option module from: epidemiology, statistics and research methods; qualitative research methods; mixed methods in research.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available to home and international students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 4,110 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 17,190 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 2,055 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5488