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Key information

Course Directors – Professor Martin Wilkins and Professor Gary Frost

Pathway leads - please view pathway webpages.

Mode of study - Full and part time

Duration - 1 year FT, 2 years PT

Start date - October

Entry requirements: please view pathway webpages

2015-16 Fees: H/EU £ 9,500.00 (FT); £ 4,750.00 (PT). Overseas
£ 29,100.00 (FT); £ 14,550.00 (PT)

Location: Hammersmith campus

For all enquiries please contact: Course Administrator, Fiona Bibby –

How to apply

Apply online

Within your personal statement, please indicate which pathway of the course you are applying for.

Deadline for applications: Places on the course are offered on a rolling basis.

The MRes in Clinical Research is a research based umbrella course comprising of four pathways: Clinical Research Design and Management, Diabetes and Obesity, Human Nutrition and Translational Medicine, with all pathways being offered on a full time or part time basis.

All students complete the majority of the taught element together; the opportunity to specialise within their area of interest is provided through a pathway specific taught module and extensively through the research element of the course.

The primary aim of the programme is to equip students with the theoretical aspects of supporting and managing clinical research.

Is this course for you?

The combination of a taught and research component, allows students to put the underpinning theory into practice by contributing to clinical research, taking responsibility for a project and producing a written report.

The course aims to equip students with an exceptionally high level of research skills and experience, whilst being exposed to cutting edge techniques and developments in the field. Past students have continued their studies with PhD studentships, undertaking or continuing a medical career or working in research roles within industry and the NHS.

Key benefits

  • Provides students with the opportunity to obtain an understanding of research methodologies by studying in a world-leading research environment.
  • Provides knowledge and understanding of key topics including clinical trial design, the critical pathway for drug development, statistics, good clinical practice and critical appraisal.
  • Provides management and communication skills, including problem solving, project design, decision process, teamwork, written and oral reports and scientific publications.

Further course information

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