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Clinical Research

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Our programme equips health and social care practitioners with the skills to design and lead high quality clinical research. This is the only course of its kind on the UK North West Coast, and the only campus based programme in the North West of England.

Why study with us

  • You’ll be taught by a team of internationally renowned researchers with over 15 years’ experience of successful research delivery.
  • Join a vibrant community of clinicians at different stages on their NIHR funded clinical academic pathway – including interns, doctoral and postdoctoral students and career development fellows.
  • You’ll learn through sharing and critically reflecting on examples from ongoing real-world research in the School. This will be a direct call to action for the reader and direct them a relevant action – such as applying, booking for an open day etc.

What you’ll do

  • You’ll be allocated a clinical mentor within your organisation and will undertake a programme of clinical research work for one day per week (full-time students) or half a day per week (part-time students). 
  • A unique feature of this course is our commitment to extending your networks beyond existing local and national links – you’ll establish a presence within the global research community.
  • You’ll be encouraged to research a topic relevant to your organisation’s research agenda for the dissertation component of the course.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus, with some online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Fees and Funding

Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Part-time£933 per 20 credits

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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