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Master of Clinical Research at The University of Manchester
MClin Res Clinical Research
Develop your research skills for a clinical setting with our flexible distance learning master's course.

MClin Res Clinical Research / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
MClin Res, PGDip Clin Res, PGCert Clin Res
MClin Res: 1 year (FT); 2 years (PT)
Entry requirements

We require an honours first degree (Upper Second or above) in a relevant subject from an approved higher education institution. We may consider applicants with a Lower Second degree if you include documented evidence of exceptional innovative practice, practice leadership, service development, research projects and publications in your application.

For part-time students, we also require written support from your employer to attend the course and complete any necessary requirements.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Fill in our online form to apply for this course.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MClin Res N N Y Y
PGCert N N N Y

Course overview

  • Develop your research skills if you are a health professional looking to advance your career or conduct specific research.
  • Apply for one of a number of studentships to help you meet the cost of this course if you meet our criteria.
  • Study at a university ranked 4th in the UK for health subjects (THE World University Rankings 2018).
  • Learn when it suits you through our distance learning approach, which is complemented by occasional visits to our campus.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

Open evening for prospective applicants

We are holding an open evening on  25 January 2018  for anyone thinking about applying for this course. Please see the  event page  for more information and details of how to register.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MClin Res (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £18,000
  • MClin Res (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750 per annum
    International students (per annum): £9,000 per annum
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,800 per annum
    International students (per annum): £7,200 per annum
  • PGDip (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £7,600
    International students (per annum): £14,400
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,800 per annum
    International students (per annum): £7,200 per annum
  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,900 per annum
    International students (per annum): £3,600 per annum

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.


  • NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships offer successful candidates backfill and fees to undertake MClinRes or other Masters level study and to prepare a Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship application.

For further details click here (current deadline 18th April 2018).

If you are interested in pursuing this option within the University of Manchester, please contact one of the following:

Prof Sue Kirk ( ), Deputy Programme Director for MClinRes/ Masters in Health & Social Care Programme and University of Manchester Health and Wellbeing Pathway lead. Prof Ann Caress, ( ), lead for HEE/NIHR clinical academic awards for nurses, midwives and AHPS.

Alumni Bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an Alumni Bursary of £1000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught Master's programmes in 2018. The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • graduated in 2017 or are graduating in 2018
  • hold a first class honours degree
  • have home or overseas fee status
  • are applying for full or part time study
  • are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the Alumni Bursary criteria so there is no application process.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Cheryl Johnson
+44 (0)161 306 0270
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health