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Clinical Health Research, M.Res.

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University rank #81 (QS) Birmingham, United Kingdom
Clinical Health Research programme at University of Birmingham provides a first step in research training for health professionals currently working in clinical areas who want to develop a health related research component to their career. Guided by a supervision team you will undertake a research project and gain confidence in using research methods, project management, and research governance.

Overview

Studying Clinical Health Research programme at University of Birmingham  will give you research and project management skills that can be used in clinical research projects. You may be motivated to answer a clinical question, improve health, or be seeking to develop your research or academic career. 

The combination of flexible learning, taught modules and the research thesis makes this a flexible and stimulating programme which gives students skills, awareness and the intellectual discipline required to carry out rigorous, effective, patient centred research. The programme will provide you with support to acquire practical research skills, help you to develop your understanding of Good Clinical Practice in research, and to explore various research methodologies and methods.

You will be supported by a supervisory team in designing your research question, exploring the background to your project, designing rigorous methods, and completing ethical review (as appropriate). Your supervisors will also challenge you to develop your writing and interrogate your assumptions and conclusions.

Careers

We recognise that as a postgraduate student you are likely to have specific requirements when it comes to planning for your next career step. Employers expect postgraduates to have a range of skills that exceed their subject knowledge. 

Careers Network offers a range of events and support services that are designed for all students, including postgraduates looking to find their niche in the job market. The Careers Network also have subject specific careers consultants and advisers for each College so you can be assured the information you receive will be relevant to your subject area. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Project Management and Research Governance (Distance Learning)
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Healthcare
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Creating and applying evidence
  • Systematic reviews and evidence synthesis
  • Mixed methods in research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

If you have a first degree:

  • A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a healthcare related subject
If you do not have a first degree:
  • Postgraduate qualification and or experience in a relevant health related area will be considered
  • Evidence of the capability to study at masters level
All applicants must have:
  • Current registration with an appropriate healthcare regulatory body (e.g. NMC, GMC, BPS or HCPC
  • Access to a research population
  • A minimum of 18 months post qualification experience
  • Two academic/employer references in support of your application and professional and academic capabilities
  • Transcripts of your degrees so far (certified and translated in to English if appropriate)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21420 GBP/year
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  • EU/EEA

    4320 GBP/year
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  • Home/EU part time fee - £2,160 

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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