What will I learn?

This course will undertake research skills training with the University of Plymouth Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Our medical studies research masters (ResM) degree incorporates taught elements and an extended research phase, including a research project and dissertation. It is suited to a wide range of people with an interest in developing their research skills within healthcare settings.

This could be you if you're: an early and mid-career health professional; a NIHR Integrated Academic Trainee; not yet ready to commence a PhD without further skills acquisition; wishing to gain research skills at masters level.

Key features

  • A bespoke training pathway tailored to the individual needs of each candidate.
  • Modules may be chosen from a variety of existing taught masters programmes and can span disciplines and faculties as appropriate.
  • Personalised expert supervision (you'll be assigned a Director of Studies and an additional supervisor).
  • A combination of taught modules and personal supervision will support you in developing and conducting your extended research project.
  • Credits are determined by the supervisor and candidate depending on previous experience and the requirements of the proposed research project element.

Overseas applicants must submit their application 4.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. For Home/EU applicants the deadline is 2.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. There are three possible start dates per year, 1 October, 1 January and 1 April.

Which department am I in?

Peninsula Medical School

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£17,170.00 (US$ 22,893) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

1 January 2022, 1 April 2022

Venue

Plymouth University

Drake Circus,

Plymouth,

PL4 8AA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need a good (3.0 / 4.0 min GPA) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject from a regionally-accredited American university. Postgraduate programmes: ILETS 6.5 overall with Minimum component scores 5.5 in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing).

For international students

You'll usually need a 2:1 degree from a UK University or equivalent or an academic IELTS score of 6.5 (with no less than 6 in each component test area) or equivalent if you are a non-UK applicant. The TOEFL Score would be 90 and Component scores of listening 17, reading 18, speaking 20, writing 18.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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