Fully funded Masters by Research for NHS health care professionals

Here comes a plug for the course I spent most of my teaching time working with:


Master’s of Research in Clinical Practice – Funded Placement Opportunities for Nurses, Midwives, Pharmacists and Allied Health Professionals

Kingston University and St George’s, University of London’s Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education are offering 18 fully funded studentships to NHS professionals.

 This programme of study funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Chief Nursing Officer for England (CNO), is a central part of the Government’s drive to modernise clinical academic careers for nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals.

The inter-professional programme provides practical and academic study to give health professionals the skills to manage and deliver research in a clinical setting and prepare them for careers in clinical research. Throughout the course students gain the appropriate knowledge of contemporary professional research practices and develop skills that enable them to generate research questions, test data collection approaches and interpret results within a scientific framework.

By the end of the course healthcare professionals will be equipped with the skills needed to participate fully as a clinical practice researcher whether through engagement in research, debate and discussion, by adopting an evidence based approach to practice, presenting at clinical meetings and conferences, or by publishing their work in clinical journals.

The Faculty is currently recruiting for September 2014 entry. There are options to access either a fully funded full time (one year) or part time (two year) studentship.

Nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals sited in England with at least one year’s clinical experience and a 2 (i) honours degree in a health or social care-related subject are eligible to apply. Funding covers basic salary costs and course fees, allowing employers to seek reimbursement (via invoicing arrangements) of employment costs during the period of secondment.

Further information about the course with full details of entry requirements and how to apply are available online at: http://www.sgul.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/taught/clinical-practice-mres

The closing date for applications is 16th May 2014 by 5pm. Interviews will be held on 4th June 2014.

 Applicants and line managers are invited to attend any of the postgraduate open evenings scheduled on 17th February 2014, 10th March 2014, 10th April 2014 and 7th May 2014. At all events there will be an opportunity to meet the course director, past students and learn more about the programme and the process of selection. Details of which are available at:http://www.sgul.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/open-evenings. To register attendance please contact pgadmiss@sgul.ac.uk


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