About this Course
Our MSc in Clinical Research can be tailored to your specific needs, ensuring you walk away with skills and knowledge that are relevant to your chosen career. Through our exciting mix of multi-disciplinary modules, you’ll also benefit from exposure to students from the related health and social care professions, with whom you will be able to share practice, knowledge and ideas.
You’ll be taught in small groups using problem-solving and evidence-based techniques – a stimulating and exciting way to learn. During your time with us we’ll help you develop the skills to conduct critical analysis of the evidence that underpins healthcare as we know it, and to carry out in-depth qualitative and quantitative research relevant to your own practice. We’ll also give you the opportunity to develop an understanding of an extensive range of research methodologies, all appropriate and relevant to developing your clinical research career.
You will be assigned your own personal mentor – a qualified professional in the field – who will be there every step of the way to guide you through the course. And, based at the School of Health Science, you’ll benefit from being taught by a team of world-leading experts. In fact, 92% of our overall in allied health professions and nursing was assessed as 'World-leading' or 'Internationally Excellent' (REF 2014).
You can complete the course on a full or part time basis, and it’s ideal if you’re also thinking of going on to a PhD.
Our Master’s programme can be completed in one year full-time or over three years part-time. Within it you can opt to take one of two routes: the Clinical Research Pathway or, for medical applicants who meet the criteria for NIHR-funding, the Academic Clinical Fellowship pathway. Both routes feature the same taught modules.
The course features three compulsory modules, including either our module in further quantitative research or in further qualitative research. You’ll also select three optional modules to meet your professional interests.
In order to attain your Master’s qualification, you will need to gain 180 credits in total, 60 of which will come from your Master’s dissertation. However, we also offer exit opportunities of a Postgraduate Certificate after one year of study with 60 credits, or a Postgraduate Diploma after two years with 120 credits.
Visit the MSc Clinical Research page on the University of East Anglia website for more details!
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