PDIP Clinical Research

Key facts

(REF, 2014)

A qualification in Clinical Research will give you the tools and skills to realise your own personal and professional goals. The course is an exciting mix of modules that exposes you to multi-disciplinary health care approaches. It can also be tailored to your own specific needs and interests, ensuring that what you learn is most relevant to your career.

We will help you to develop the skills to conduct critical analysis of evidence that underpins health care, and to carry out in-depth qualitative and quantitative research relevant to your own practice. You will also be able to develop leadership qualities to help you deliver the best and most effective service, in whatever field of health care you operate.

This course may be taken on a full or part time basis. This course is an ideal vehicle as a precursor to undertaking an MSc, and could lead to a PhD.

Overview

Do you have an enquiring mind and a thirst for knowledge? Develop the skills to conduct critical analysis of evidence by studying clinical research. A qualification in clinical research will give you the tools and skills to realise your own personal and professional goals.

This course is for health professionals looking to develop the skills to conduct critical analysis of the evidence that underpins healthcare. It can be tailored to your own specific needs and interests, ensuring that what you learn is relevant to your career, whichever field you work in.

WHY CHOOSE CLINICAL RESEARCH AT UEA?

  • Inspirational teaching - Students have told us our courses are dynamic and fascinating. That’s because our approach is based on problem-solving, evidence-based learning. 
  • Practice opportunities - Placements are diverse and extends across health, social care and education environments. We are very proud of our innovative teaching methods and the passion and dedication of our staff will inspire you to be the best you can be. 
  • Supportive culture - Teaching groups are small, which encourages a close-knit student body and a supportive learning culture. You will be assigned your own personal mentor and qualified professional who will be there every step of the way to guide you through the course.
  • Interprofessional learning – You will learn alongside students from other health-related disciplines, exchanging knowledge, practice and ideas.
  • World Class Research – The teaching staff are continually involved in research (92% of our research in the School of Health Sciences is 'World-Leading' or 'Internationally Excellent', REF 2014) which means you will benefit from their knowledge of the very latest practices and techniques.

PROFESSIONAL AND CAREER IMPACT

You will gain the tools and skills to realise your professional goals and be competent executing in-depth qualitative and quantitative research relevant to your own practice. You will have developed leadership qualities to help you deliver the best and most effective service, whichever field you operate in, and be well placed to develop a successful clinical academic career.

The course is an ideal vehicle as a precursor to undertaking an MSc, and could lead to a PhD.

 

Course Modules 2017/8

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

  • Degree Subject A health care profession
  • Degree Classification 2.2 or equivalent
  • Alternative Qualifications The University will also consider applications from applicants with current registration as a health professional with an appropriate professional statutory regulatory body

Entry Requirement

Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English. To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. We also will require a certain standard to be achieved on the written element of the test. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in all component)
  • PTE: 68 (minimum 68 in all components)

All scores must be less than two years old.

Fees and Funding

Fees for the academic year 2018/19 are: 

  • UK/EU Students: £5,000

For those applying under the Health Education England contract, contract prices will apply.

How to Apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

You can apply online, or by downloading the application form.

Further Information

To request further information & to be kept up to date with news & events please use our online enquiry form.

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

    Next Steps

    We can’t wait to hear from you. Just pop any questions about this course into the form below and our enquiries team will answer as soon as they can.

    Admissions enquiries:
    admissions@uea.ac.uk or
    telephone +44 (0)1603 591515