12 months
20500 GBP/year
10500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MClin Res Clinical Research course from The University of Manchester is aimed at health professionals and others working in a health setting who want to develop careers in clinical research, clinical and academic practice, or academic research with a strong clinical practice component.


You will develop in-depth knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings of research and skills in research methods relevant to applied research in a range of contemporary health and social care settings.

Most of the units that make up this course are shared with other students on master's and PhD programmes at Manchester.

Please note this course is not designed to develop the knowledge and skills for a laboratory-based research career.

Teaching and learning

The course content is primarily delivered online, giving you more flexibility over how you learn. You will also attend two four-day introductory and winter study schools and two mid-semester study days, allowing you to learn face-to-face and meet other students and staff at Manchester.

We use digital technology to ensure our supervision of and communications with students meet the high standards required for the learning process to work. This includes:

  • individual and group web-based audio-visual tutorials;
  • web-based collaboration areas and discussion boards
  • shared digital documents;
  • online, phone and face-to-face support from supervisors and academic advisors;
  • peer support through course-specific discussion boards and face-to-face meetings.

Career opportunities

This Clinical Research course from The University of Manchester is predominantly aimed at professionals from a range of disciplines who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge in health research.

It is aimed at those who wish to pursue clinical academic research careers e.g. clinicians, research nurses, clinical trials coordinators.  

The course provides comprehensive training in research, providing an excellent foundation for students who wish to go on to study for a PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • MResearch Dissertation
  • Critical appraisal and evidence synthesis
  • Quantitative design and analysis
  • Qualitative design and analysis
  • Research Design
  • Statistics
  • Managing research in the clinical setting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

  • We require an honours first degree (Upper Second or above) in a relevant subject from an approved higher education institution. We may consider applicants with a Lower Second degree if you include documented evidence of exceptional innovative practice, practice leadership, service development, research projects and publications in your application.
  • For part-time students, we also require written support from your employer to attend the course and complete any necessary requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 GBP per year during 12 months.

MClin Res (part-time distance learning)

  • UK students (per annum): 5250 per annum
  • International, including EU, students (per annum): £10,250


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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