University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Clinical Research

Gain an in-depth understanding of the processes and techniques involved in clinical research and develop the practical skills required to plan and undertake clinical or health services research. The course takes one year full-time or two to five years part-time. There are two routes available: - A standard route - NIHR route for Academic Clinical Fellows in Medicine and Dentistry. Applicants may also apply using the CPD application process and start by registering for one or two modules and later transfer to a full masters programme.

Course modules

Core modules Core modules are determined by the course route followed and may include: Randomised Controlled Trials; Introduction to Research Methods; Introduction to Statistics for Clinical Research; Clinical Research Practice or Practical Aspects of Clinical Research; Dissertation or Research placement and portfolio. Examples of optional modules Choices include: Promoting Evidence-Based Health Care; Systematic Review and Critical Appraisal Techniques; Epidemiology; Public Health Informatics; Further Statistics for Health Science Researchers; Sociology of Health and Illness; Complex Evaluation Methods; Qualitative Research Design and Analysis; Health Care Financing and Economic Evaluation; Health Needs Assessment, Planning and Evaluation. Please visit our website for a full module list.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 19,950 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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