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Clinical and Health Research MRes

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Full time | Highfield Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

About this course

Develop the expertise for a successful clinical academic career, research management role, or further research training on our flexible MRes Clinical and Health Research programme. This master’s degree at the University of Southampton will give you the knowledge and skills you need to work in all aspects of clinical, healthcare or academic research.

You can choose to study this course either full-time or part-time across 2-5 years and at a PGCert, PGDip or master's level.

We have a strong global reputation for research excellence, as well as the latest facilities and leading academics to support it.

Our teaching staff for this programme includes:

  • world-renowned clinical academics
  • medical sociologists
  • health psychologists
  • epidemiologists
  • health service researchers

It is all these things together that help make this one of the leading programmes of its kind anywhere in the world.

We have designed this master's clinical and health research for people who want to move into senior clinical roles, including those in leadership and research.

It will also help you develop skills that will assist your doctoral studies if you choose to take this option.


This programme is suitable if you want to take up a:

  • clinical academic career
  • doctoral studies
  • research management role in a clinical research setting
  • related clinical and health research role

The course is ideal for healthcare practitioners including:

  • nurses
  • midwives
  • allied healthcare professionals (AHPs)
  • healthcare scientists
  • doctors

It is also suitable if you don’t have a health professional qualification, but have relevant academic qualifications and are hoping to work in clinical and health research environments.


The purpose of this module is to allow you to apply your knowledge of research design and research methods to develop a research proposal. This proposal might form part of preparations for research approvals processes (ethics and governance), preparation of a funding application, or development of personal research plans in clinical and health settings. This module is particularly suited to those who are planning an empirical research study for their award.

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Entry requirements

Students will need a 2:2 degree in a subject such as nursing, medicine, biological sciences, psychology, sociology, midwifery, dentistry, physiotherapy, podiatry and occupational therapy.

University information

The University of Southampton is an institution with a strong heritage, with more than 100 years of history and tradition supporting a modern educational model that focuses on student success. Southampton is one of the founding members of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, a network of research-focused and prestigious universities. Today, the 2023 Complete University Guide league table places Southampton among the top 13 institutions...more