MRes Clinical Science
- Full Time
- Degree of Master of Research
- Course Length
- 1 year
- Course Start Date
- September 2024
Clinical Science research underpins every aspect of modern medicine. Clinical research and practice operate as quite separate entities, but it is now widely accepted that advanced research skills develop a greater depth of understanding in clinicians (whether doctors, nurses, dentists, vets, psychologists, radiologists, therapists, technologists or medical professionals) and have a hugely positive impact on their practice. Our Master’s course in Clinical Science is designed to enable careers for practising clinicians to develop capability, confidence and independence when investigating a specialist area of research. We believe that an interested student is a motivated student, so we accommodate the full spectrum of clinical scientific research, letting you select and define the question you wish to pursue.
Our MRes Clinical Science is your chance to experience the reality of cutting-edge clinical research. You’ll develop a broader, more considered approach to a specific area of medical research, gaining expertise in the intellectual and practical skills of scientific research in the process. And you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the underlying theories, and greater comprehension of the importance of critical review in the practice of evidence-based medicine.
Driven by the research interests of our students, our programme is incredibly diverse. You choose the project that you want to work on, and we provide the close expert mentoring and the learning to help you develop advanced research skills.
Whether you want to explore the design and deployment of new drugs, or you have a desire to optimise the delivery of primary care, we can accommodate you. And the research skills you’ll acquire will be entirely transferrable, so your project doesn’t have to fall within a discipline you aspire to working in.
Your year with us will be dominated by your dissertation research project, and you'll also undertake four learning modules. Our approach throughout is designed to promote a thorough understanding of the diversity and breadth of medicine, the benefits of research, and the value every health professional can add by contributing to the advancement of collective medical knowledge.
It’s our hope that you'll find your experience of conducting your own research enjoyable, liberating, fulfilling and useful, and that the skills you learn will provide you with a research base to build a career upon for the foreseeable future.
Study and Modules
The majority of your time with us will spent on the signature 100-credit dissertation module. Expertly mentored but chosen by – and personalised to you, this module begins on the day you arrive with us and ends with the submission of your dissertation. And it’s an incredible opportunity to learn how to undertake and deliver research of a publishable standard.
To support your dissertation, you’ll have the opportunity to take four research skill modules. They’ll reinforce your learning and optimise the outcome of your clinical research, while arming you with skills that you can use in your professional career.
If you’d like to find more about our wealth of research activity, please visit our online Research Directory, and please get in touch via email@example.com if you would like more in-depth information.
Optional A Modules(Credits: 20)
Teaching and Learning
A suite of four research skills modules (three compulsory and one selected by you) taught by experts in the field and delivered through a variety of methods and formats are provided in support of the year-long mentor-led dissertation module in which you will conduct your research. These research skills modules include lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops.
Our MRes degree has been designed to encourage autonomy and independence in not only defining your preferred area of study, but also in locating relevant resources and evaluating information. You'll have access to expert mentoring, but the emphasis is very much placed on your own pursuit of your research objectives.
You'll need to submit coursework for the majority of the taught modules, however only one of the modules involves a written test. You'll need to achieve a pass in all four modules.
The dissertation module, which represents the majority of your Master’s, is comprised of three elements: a review of the literature, a research paper, and piece of reflection.
- Degree Classification
- Bachelors degree - 2.2 or equivalent
- Degree Subject
- Medicine, Biomedicine, Health, Psychology or Life Science related degrees
- English Foreign Language
Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):
IELTS: 6.0 (with min 6.0 in Writing & Speaking and 5.5 in Listening & Reading)
Test dates should be within 2 years of the course start date.
We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.
If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:
This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year
Additional Information or Requirements
This course is open to medical students wanting to intercalate after the 3rd or 4th year of their UK Medical, Dental or Veterinary degree.
Our Admissions Policy applies to the admissions of all postgraduate applicants.
Fees and Funding
Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2024/25 are:
UK Students: £9,975 (full time)
International Students: £21,200 (full time)
We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month.
Further Information on tuition fees can be found here.
Scholarships and Bursaries
The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.
How to Apply
Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.
To apply please use our online application form.
If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying, please do contact us:
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.
After the Course
The majority of our students use the MRes as building blocks for a research-orientated career – be it in medicine, psychology, biomedicine, academia or pharmaceuticals. Many also go on to further study, with a PhD either at UEA or another institution.
A degree at UEA will prepare you for a wide variety of careers. We've been ranked 1st for Job Prospects by StudentCrowd in 2022.
Examples of careers that you could enter include:
- Hospital Consultant
- Specialist secondary care General Practitioner
- GP Biomedical Scientist (PhD)
- Clinical Psychologist (ClinPsyD)
- Veterinarian Dentist Nurse
- Physiotherapist Pharmaceuticals
- Biotechnology Research Administration
Discover more on our Careers webpages.