What will I learn?

Course description

Gain an in-depth understanding of the processes and techniques involved in clinical research and develop the practical skills required to plan and undertake clinical or health services research. The course takes one year full-time or two to five years part-time.

There are two routes available:

  • Standard route
  • NIHR route for Academic Clinical Fellows in Medicine and Dentistry.

Applicants may also apply using the CPD application process and start by registering for one or two modules and later transfer to a full masters programme.

Teaching

Materials will be delivered in a variety of formats designed to enhance the learning experience. These include formal lectures, tutorials, small group discussions, online screencasts, videos and podcasts, alongside guided reading and case studies.

Which department am I in?

School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£21,100.00 (US$ 26,578) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2019

Venue

University of Sheffield

Western Bank,

Sheffield,

S10 2TN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold a good undergraduate four year bachelor degree and high grades in relevant individual subjects from an accredited university or college in the USA will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes. For entry to MBA students need a good four year bachelor degree from an accredited university or college in the USA and at least 3 years´ post-graduation work experience. They must be at least 25 years old by the time the programme starts. Students with a lower GPA and considerable work experience may be considered.

For international students

Students need to have: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with 6.0 in each other component, or equivalent; Cambridge C1 Advanced - overall score of 176 or above, with at least 162 in each component; Cambridge C2 Proficiency - overall score of 176 or above, with at least 162 in each component; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - overall score of 61 or above, with at least 51 in each component; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet-based test (IBT) - overall score of 88 or above, with at least 17 in Listening, 17 in Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.

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About this uni

Russell Group member, Sheffield, is a world top 100 university (QS 2019) and among the top 50 most international universities in the world (THE 2018).

  • Ranked among the top 100 universities in the world
  • Member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group
  • Number one students’ union in the UK for 10 years
  • Number one in the north of England for graduate employability