University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Clinical and Health Research

This programme aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge to engage in all aspects of research within clinical, healthcare or academic contexts. The programme is a component of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) clinical academic careers training pathway and is aimed at healthcare practitionersfrom a variety of backgrounds. It is also suitable for those who do not hold a healthcare qualification but are working in clinical research environments.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree (2.2 Class or higher) or equivalent, in a relevant subject, from an approved institution of higher education; candidates without a good 1st degree may be admitted to the programme, but will be expected to provide evidence of suitable professional experience and supportive qualifications; in addition to the above requirements, candidates on the clinical academic pathway would normally have a health professional qualification leading to current registration with the appropriate professional body and/or relevant clinical/professional experience.

Course modules

Core modules: research skills in health and social care; advanced research methods; work-based learning ; clinical research in practice; dissertation. Optional required module: dissertation; developing research skills or research methods for improving health services; applied quantitative methods; applied qualitative methods; research methods for evidence-based practice; plus 1 optional module from relevant clinical and management modules in audiology or health sciences.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time - 12 months
MRes Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Health Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 8059 5500