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Full time | Hammersmith | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Medicine (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The MRes in Clinical Research is an umbrella programme made up of three pathways. You choose to study one pathway from:

  • Diabetes and Obesity - this pathway introduces modern investigative techniques including MRI and metabolomics and provides a deep understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of both types of diabetes, and obesity.
  • Human Nutrition - this pathway provides a greater insight into the academic, clinical, practical, and regulatory requirements of human nutrition and introduces the latest in cutting-edge research. This pathway may be studied on campus or fully online (remote learning). You must select which stream you wish to join when you apply.
  • Translational Medicine - this pathway illustrates the use of humans as the experimental animal, exploring the challenges of drug development including learning about clinical trial design and understanding why most drug discovery programmes fail. You also have the opportunity to learn about non-drug therapeutic approaches, including regenerative medicine and vaccine development.

This course provides practical experience and training in designing, implementing, and reporting clinical studies. You complete the majority of the taught elements together; the opportunity to specialise in your area of interest is provided through a pathway-specific elective taught module and extensively through the research side of the programme.

The research project topic will be based on your selected pathway. Past and current project topics include:

  • Diabetes and Obesity – Gut hormones, appetite regulation, dietary treatment of obesity, glycaemic regulation, dietary control of diabetes, nutritional epidemiology.
  • Human Nutrition – Appetite regulation, gut microbiota, gut health, food structure, nutrimetabolomics and personalised nutrition, energy homeostasis, dietary assessment.
  • Translational Medicine – Oncology, Neurology, Cardiovascular, Haematology. Students on this pathway also have the opportunity to complete vaccine based projects.

Progression from the PG Certificate to the MRes is allowed, however, the research project will commence at the start of the following academic year. Successful PG certificate students will have to apply to the MRes and progression will not be automatic. If you take a break from studies after completion of the PGCert, the award to progress to the MRes will be valid for three years. If progression to the MRes is not undertaken within this period, then the PGCert component of the MRes must be repeated.

This course provides practical experience and training in designing, implementing, and reporting clinical studies. You complete the majority of the taught elements together; the opportunity to specialise in your area of interest is provided through a pathway-specific elective taught module and extensively through the research side of the programme.

The careers open to graduates will vary depending on which pathway is chosen. Graduates have progressed to employment within research, for example, clinical trials and the food industry. Others have continued careers and sought promotion within the health sector. A large number progress to PhD scholarships. These degrees are ideal for those wishing to progress to a PhD studentship or a research-based role within the NHS. Some graduates have gone on to successfully secure a place at medical schools.

Modules

Research Conduct & Clinical Research Measures - Core
Research Project - Core
Critical Appraisal - Core
Clinical Research Scenarios and Working in Challenging Areas - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

13,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

37,800

Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum requirement of 2.1 degree in medicine or life sciences.

Department profile

Get your head start at Imperial with our wide range of Master’s programmes. Our postgraduate courses draw on recognised excellence in research to help you advance your career in academia, healthcare or industry. Medical and healthcare expertise is more important than ever. Make your mark on the medical world with a postgraduate degree from Imperial College London. We will equip you with the latest skills and techniques enabling you to bring...more

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