University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Clinical Research

This programme equips students with an in-depth understanding, knowledge and skills in a range of theoretical underpinnings and research methods relevant to applied research, in a range of contemporary clinical practice contexts; it is particularly aimed at qualified health professionals from different 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.

Entry requirements

An Honours 1st degree (normally 2.2 or above, or equivalent) in a relevant subject from an approved higher education institution; or demonstrable evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience; and (for part-time students seconded to the course from employment), written support from an employer to attend the programme and to complete any necessary requirements.

Course modules

Modules include: Research design; good practice in managing clinical research or foundations of research; critical appraisal and evidence synthesis; quantitative research design and analysis; qualitative research design and analysis; statistics; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MClinRes Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MClinRes Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MClinRes Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0161 275 4740