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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    St George's, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course is internationally recognised and will enable you to promote and drive change within clinical practice and develop a clinical academic career. The course is suitable for nurses, midwives, pharmacists, allied health professionals, doctors, dentists and health scientists.

This programme is awarded by St George's, University of London and delivered by the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between Kingston University and St George's.

Teaching and learning methods

You will learn in an interprofessional setting, working alongside clinical and academic staff, researchers and other students familiar with health and social care and health science environments.

Student support is a central feature of the programme and is provided in multiple ways:

  • virtual learning environment, containing supplementary materials
  • academic and pastoral support from a research supervisor and clinical mentor
  • regular structured feedback from your clinical mentor and academic supervisor
  • peer assisted learning
  • specific workshops on skill development, such as giving presentations
  • support in managing transition into education and back into practice
  • access to a range of student welfare support services.

By the end of the course you will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a specific area of applied clinical research relevant to your own area of professional clinical practice.

You will also be able to:

  • show in-depth understanding of research theory, processes and principles associate with good clinical practice research
  • critically evaluate, select and apply appropriate research methods and data analysis techniques to investigate clinical research problems
  • synthesise information from a variety of sources and interpret data accurately.

Assessment methods

Progress throughout the course is assessed through a range of methods, including:

  • research protocol
  • oral and poster presentations
  • written examinations
  • critiques
  • reflective reports
  • dissertation.


Following the course, you will be prepared for a clinical academic career and for further study at doctoral level.

You will develop the skills and understanding to confidently participate in the academic community through discussion and debate, adopt an evidence-based approach to practice, present at clinical meetings and conferences, and publish your work in relevant clinical journals.

An alumni network group continues to support graduates in their developing academic clinical career to build interprofessional networks for future collaboration. Research experts help your continued development with support to publish and develop doctoral fellowship bids.

Application deadline

01 June 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

St George's, University of London

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, Wandsworth, SW17 0RE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 35 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    184 76%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%



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