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MPhil in Primary Care Research

University of Cambridge

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The programme aims to:

  • Contribute to the commitment of the Cambridge University Hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust (CUHNHSFT), Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust/ Clinical Commissioning Group and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to continuing professional development of NHS staff in an integrated academic and clinical environment;
  • Develop a cadre of primary care clinical research leaders who will pursue clinical Academic careers within academia, the NHS and industry;
  • Contribute to the commitment of the Health Education East of England to continuing professional development of GP Specialty Trainees in an integrated academic and clinical environment;
  • Expand critical and current knowledge of research methodologies through an academically vigorous education programme offered in a world-leading primary care clinical research environment;
  • Equip clinical researchers with knowledge about the complex issues associated with conducting sound translational research in general practice and community settings.

The programme's educational aims are:

  • to provide students with theoretical knowledge and skills as well as practical research experience to launch an academic clinical career in primary care;
  • to give students with relevant experience at a first-degree level the opportunity to carry out focussed research in the discipline under close supervision; and
  • to give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, students will have:

  • developed a strong foundation in the fundamental skills and techniques of primary care research
  • learned how to apply contemporary research tools to clinically relevant areas of investigation
  • acquired an understanding of the complex issues associated with clinical research
  • developed the ability to be competitive in seeking support for clinical research.

Application deadline

30 June 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 29,220per year

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

University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    1st

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 35 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    217 89%

    5th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    25th

    3

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