The University of Manchester
Key Course Facts
Our MClin Res Clinical Research course is aimed at health professionals and others working in a health setting who want to develop careers in clinical research, clinical and academic practice, or academic research with a strong clinical practice component.
You will develop in-depth knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings of research and skills in research methods relevant to applied research in a range of contemporary health and social care settings.
The course is mainly delivered online, but is complemented by two compulsory four-day campus-based introductory and winter study schools, and one mid-semester study day in Semesters 1 and 2.
Most of the units that make up this course are shared with other students on master's and PhD programmes at Manchester.
Please note this course is not designed to develop the knowledge and skills for a laboratory-based research career.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- All other courses
- Manchester Business School East - Undergraduate Degrees
- Manchester Business School - Graduate Degrees
- Graduate Degrees
- (no subscore less than 6.0)
- Undergraduate Degrees
- (no subscore less than 6.0)
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Clinical Research, MClinRes.
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.
Tuition Fees Clinical Research MClinRes
|England UK||£4200||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£4200||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£4200||year 1|
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of The University of Manchester in top UK and global rankings.
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About The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is a publicly funded research university with a mission to advance education, knowledge and wisdom for the good of society. University of Manchester’s main site is home to the majority of its faculties and is referred to by its students as ‘the campus’, although in reality Manchester does not have a campus but is instead interspersed throughout the city of Manchester.
Student composition of The University of Manchester
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Medical Sciences and Engineering Msci (Hons)||University College London||82%||0%||1%||£9250||£28500||169||London||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Sciences MRes||University of Brighton||60%||6%||4%||£7704||£15300||113||Brighton||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science MSci MSc||St George's, University of London||57%||4%||5%||£9250||£19250||141||London||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Sciences MSc||University of Southampton||67%||1%||6%||£9250||£22760||143||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science - Infection and Immunity MRes||St George's, University of London||57%||4%||5%||£13750||£23500||141||London||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science - Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer MRes||St George's, University of London||57%||4%||5%||£13750||£23500||141||London||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Sciences MBiomedSci||Cardiff University||75%||2%||1%||£9000||£23450||178||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science - Reproduction and Development MRes||St George's, University of London||57%||4%||5%||£13750||£23500||141||London||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science (Clinical Biochemistry) MSc||Swansea University||89%||0%||9%||£9000||£18000||117||Swansea||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science with Industrial Placement MBio||The University of Warwick||75%||0%||0%||£9250||-||197||Coventry||On campus Full-time|