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Clinical Research MClin.Res

Course Description

This course provides a programme of practical and academic study, preparing you for leadership and management in clinical research.

The Master's of Clinical Research course is internationally recognised. It will enable you to promote and drive change within clinical practice. The course is suitable for nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals and health scientists. This programme is awarded by St George's, University of London and delivered by the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between Kingston University and St George's.

What will you study?

The course builds on your existing research skills and introduces you to contemporary professional research practices employed within healthcare. It aims to develop appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to be a scientific researcher in clinical practice. You will develop a range of transferable and applied research skills that will enable you to plan, manage and independently undertake research.

You will undertake a clinical research project and be supported by an academic supervisor, as well as a clinical mentor from your own organisation.


Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK

Taught in partnership with Kingston University. You will benefit from a large, multi-faculty experience combined with the health science expertise offered by St George’s, University of London

Interprofessional education: Shared learning alongside all other MRes postgraduate courses, clinical and academic staff and researchers

Interaction with researchers working at the cutting edge of specific areas of applied clinical research

Access to postgraduate learning centre

Development of a broad range of transferable skills

Good clinical practice training and certification


Research methods (15 credits)
Critical appraisal (15 credits)
Statistics (15 credits)
Research project planning and management (15 credits)
Research project on a topic related to clinical practice (105 credits)
Applied research in clinical practice (15 credits)

English language

If your native language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

English language tests are valid for only two years, as English language ability changes from year to year. If you have completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another. However, you are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within one year.


IELTS overall 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each of the sub-test components.
Pearson Test

Pearson (PTE Academic) Test overall 67 with 67 in Listening, 67 in Reading, 67 in Writing, 67 in Speaking.
Cambridge English Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)

Cambridge English Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) with a Pass at Grade B or C (Borderline in all four components) (equivalent to C1).
Cambridge English: Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English)

Cambridge English: Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English) with a Level C1 (Weak in all four components).

Visit the Clinical Research MClin.Res page on the Kingston University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Grade 2:1 honours (MPharm degrees also acceptable). Subject Health or social care. *Must be completed, awarded and certified by 1 August 2014. You must be currently employed in either an NHS Trust or an equivalent health or social care organisation. You must also have a minimum of one year of clinical experience. You must supply study release permission from your employer, also confirming the name of an appropriately qualified member of staff to act as your mentor. You must supply a valid professional registration certificate and registration card from a recognised professional body (e.g. the NMC, HCPC, GPhC)

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