University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Clinical Research

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 and 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.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in a clinical subject or equivalent professional qualification and experience. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

MSc

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.

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PgDip

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. Optional modules: 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.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,750 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Telephone number: 
0114 222 5454