Students undertaking the MRes in Clinical Research course benefit from a wide range of lectures presented by experts in their field, along with the chance to implement research projects in clinical and laboratory settings, with support from both academic and clinical supervisors.
The course is structured along two complementary lines: the lecture programme (taught element) and individual student research projects (research element).
The weighting of the course is as follows:
|Taught||30%||3 Written Examinations
|Double marked internally|
|Mark agreed after viva by internal and external examine|
Taught element - module exams
The written examinations are designed to assess the taught part of the programme structured in 4 modules. There will be three written exams each of which will be 90-minutes long (module 1 exam also includes an additional 60mins reading time).
- Module 1 – the examination is divided into 3 sections (medical governance, statistics and critical appraisal).
- Module 2 and 3 – students will be assessed on both of these modules in one exam.
- Module 4 – students will be assessed on the module specific to their chosen pathway.
Research element - thesis and viva
A project report thesis (to be submitted in the final month of the programme) and viva voce examination will constitute the final examination. Students will also be asked to produce a poster for their Viva examination.
During the viva, students will be required to discuss and answer questions on their research project in front of 2 examiners, the poster is designed to support and illustrate the student’s research.
To qualify for the award of MRes students must complete all the course requirements and must achieve an overall pass mark in the both the taught element (combined examinations) and in the research element (research project and viva voce), with the pass mark set at 50%.
Summary of grades, marks and their interpretation for module exams and final MRes degree classification:
Grade Marks Interpretation
- A 70% - 100% Marks represent a distinction performance
- B 60% - 69% Marks represent a merit performance
- C 50% - 59% Marks represent a pass
- D 40% - 49% Marks represent a fail performance at MRes level
- F 0% - 39% Marks represent a critical fail performance
Please view the student handbooks below:
Cellular Pathology 2012-13 Handbook
Clinical Research Design and Management 2012-13 Handbook
Human Nutrition 2012-13 Handbook
Translational Medicine 2012-13 Handbook