Master of Research in Health Research
This programme 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.
There is an opportunity to work alongside existing research staff on established research projects. In Nursing and Midwifery, we are particularly interested in supporting applicants who wish to research palliative and end of life care across the lifespan, and in various healthcare settings.
Duration: Full-time – minimum 12 months, maximum 2 years; part-time – minimum 2 years, maximum 4 years
Start date: September
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 into English if appropriate)
We accept a range of qualifications. Contact us for more information.
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
- by holding an English language qualification to the right level
- by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students
English to IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or TOEFL Internet based 88 overall with no less than no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking, 21 in Writing.
Fees and Funding
MRes - £3950
MRes - £16,230
Standard annual postgraduate research fees apply
Funded places are available on the Health Research MRes as part of the National Institute of Health Research programme of Clinical Academic Training for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health professionals. NIHR funding will cover the successful applicants' salary and programme fees.
Please note that the deadline for applications to be considered for NIHR Funding- 30th May 2014 for the programme starting in September 2014.
Scholarships and studentships
For UK students NIHR funding is available under the Academic Clinical Fellowship scheme to cover the successful applicants' salary and programme fees.
Scholarships may be available. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.