University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Clinical Research (National Institute for Health Research route)

If you have an enquiring mind and a thirst for research, then this could be the course for you. A qualification in Clinical Research will give you the tools and skills to realise your own personal and professional goals. The NIHR Masters in Clinical Research teaches students how to link theory and method with the practical skills to design and carry out in-depth healthcare research, culminating in an opportunity to carry out a piece of individual research linked to UEA's top academics. You will also be able to develop leadership qualities to help you deliver the best and most effective service, in whatever field of health care you operate. This course is an ideal precursor to application for an NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a good Honours degree at minimum 2.1 standard or equivalent, and must have current registration with the NMC or HPC in an eligible profession. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in one of the listed countries.

Course modules

Core modules: further qualitative research methods; further quantitative research methods; introduction to research ethics and governance; introduction to research methods; research dissertation. Option A: health economics; statistical methods in health research; systematic reviews and research synthesis.

Sponsorship information

This course is fully funded by the National Institute for Health Research.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

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