Department of Medicine

MRes in Clinical Research

Choose your path...

The MRes in Clinical Research is an umbrella course comprising of four pathways.

 Applications are now being accepted for October 2014 entry - please apply online.

  • MRes Clinical Research Design and Management
  • MRes Human Nutrition
  • MRes Translational Medicine
  • MRes Diabetes and Obesity.

MRes Clinical Research Design and Management

Caters for nurses and allied healthcare professionals.

MRes in Diabetes and Obesity - (new for 2014)

Ideal for those wishing to progress to a PhD studentship or a research based role within the NHS.

MRes in Human Nutrition

Designed for health care professionals and scientists with interest in nutrition research.

MRes in Translational Medicine

Designed for medics and basic scientists. 

Course structure

The format and assessment method for all 4 pathways, along with the first three modules are the same for all students. The fourth module offered is a specialist module for each pathway and the research project provides the opportunity for students to carry out research within their chosen area.

 Programme Specification MRes Clinical Research December 2013 PDF Acrobat Document

Competence Standards PDF Acrobat Document

Links with Employers

Imperial College works closely with employers and industry, including Industrial Advisory Panels to design Master’s courses which provide graduates with technical knowledge, expertise and transferable skills and to encourage students to take internships and placements. All Master’s courses are designed with employer needs in mind with some Master’s courses accredited by Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies. Most Master’s courses offer an opportunity to carry out research projects in industry.

Supporting and developing skills in clinical research and in particular, Experimental and Translational Medicine, have been highlighted in government reports (e.g. From the Office of Life Sciences 2009)  as a priority for investment. It is widely recognised that these skills are essential to the development of new treatments and provide a major incentive for the pharmaceutical industry to invest in the UK when developing new medicines. The course seeks to equip individuals to fill the roles that Academia, the NHS and Pharma  will need to fulfill its healthcare agenda.    

 Life Sciences Blueprint, July 2009 PDF Acrobat Document

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