Glyndwr University

MRes Applied Clinical Research

As an Applied Clinical Research student, you will receive the necessary knowledge and skills to design, conduct and evaluate human clinical trials of medical devices. You will learn how medical device products affect the human body, how new products are developed and brought to market, and how to design and conduct ethical and scientific medical research. 

Upon completion of this program, you will have the knowledge and competencies industry executives identify as essential to the successful clinical research leader including the science of medical research, medical product regulations, research ethics, study management and operations, and risk management as well as effective communication and leadership. 

Why choose this course?

The MRes Applied Clinical Research program has been designed to serve healthcare professionals working in fields such as nursing, audiology, midwifery, physiotherapy, psychology, and radiology, and medical sciences graduates wanting to embark on a Master of Research degree focusing on human health and disease.

  • This program equips graduates with the skills and subject-specific knowledge needed to pursue a research-based career in clinical medicine and healthcare. 
  • It focuses on clinical research (e.g. audits, clinical outcome measures, quality improvement, qualitative or quantitative), and provides ideal training for students who want to enhance their careers within the NHS and health sector, or subsequently wish to move onto a Ph.D. program, or who simply wish to undertake a significant research (120 credits) project at Masters level.
  • Completion of the course will lead to a professionally recognized qualification, being externally approved by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Entry Requirements

  • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no individual skill score below 6.0) 2 years before the course start date.
  • AS / A Level English Language and/or Literature Grade C

Career Prospects

This course is predominantly aimed at health professionals from a range of disciplines who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge in clinically focused research.

It is aimed at those who wish to pursue clinical/academic research careers, such as research nurses, clinical trials coordinators, and principal investigators. The course provides comprehensive training in research, providing an excellent foundation for students who wish to go on to study for a Ph.D.

Career opportunities after completing MRes Applied Clinical Research

  • Clinical Data Manager (CDM)
  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
  • Clinical Research Coordinator.
  • Clinical Research Scientist.
  • Clinical Trial Manager.
  • Clinical Trial Monitor.
  • Pharmacovigilance Associate (PVA)
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager (RAM)

Course Details

This programme provides an opportunity for an in-depth study in all of the major disciplines covering biomedical science, as well as current regulatory frameworks, information communication technology and research methods. Topics of focus include clinical chemistry, cellular and histopathology, haematology and transfusion as well as microbiology and immunology.


Research methods (20 credits)
Critically exploring professional practice in the context of health & society (20 credits)
Clinical medicine: pathology of disease (20 credits)
Research Project (120 credits)

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