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Clinical and Health Research (MRes)

Master of Research
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2023

About this course

This course is now closed to new applications for 2023 entry.  

Each year we get many high-quality applications and places for many of our courses are very competitive.  

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Develop the expertise for a successful clinical academic career, research management role, or further research training on our flexible MRes Clinical and Health Research [masters] programme. This programme adopts a broad definition of clinical and health research that encompasses health services research, public health, management of diseases and conditions, epidemiological studies, clinical trials, experimental medicine, and translational research. This master's [course] at the University of Southampton will give you the knowledge and skills you need to work in all aspects of clinical, healthcare or academic research.

You can choose to study this course either full-time or part-time across 2-5 years and at a PGCert, PGDip or master's level.

We have a strong global reputation for research excellence, as well as the latest facilities and leading academics to support it.

Our teaching staff for this programme includes:

  • world-renowned clinical academics
  • medical sociologists
  • health psychologists
  • epidemiologists
  • health service researchers

It is all these things together that help make this one of the leading programmes of its kind anywhere in the world.

We have designed this master's clinical and health research for people who want to move into senior clinical roles, including those in leadership and research.

It will also help you develop skills that will assist your doctoral studies if you choose to take this option.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years
  • a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) - you'll usually study for around 15 weeks and will not need to write a dissertation
  • a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) - you'll usually study for around 30 weeks and will not need to write a dissertation

You can also take a single module as part of continuing professional development (CPD). Explore modules that are available as CPD

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

Your course leader is a lecturer within Health Sciences, with research interests in the delivery of urgent care services, and the use of mixed methods in applied health services research. Visit Dr Joanne Turnbull’s staff profile to learn more about her work.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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