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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 7th in the UK and in the top 50 in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and 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
  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,900 per annum
    International students (per annum): £3,600 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

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.


HEE/NIHR studentships for Non-Medical/Dental Healthcare Professionals

Ten HEE/NIHR studentships are available per annum. See the funded studentships page for more information. You will need to download and complete our  application form  (Word, 69KB) to apply. The closing date for applications for 2018 is yet to be confirmed.

CLAHRC Greater Manchester Nurse studentships

Details of further studentships for nurses funded by Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health and Care (CLAHRC) Greater Manchester are yet to be confirmed.

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