Clinical Academic Research
NIHR Masters by Research (MRes)
Coventry University are immensely proud to be one of only 10 UK universities, and the only one in the West Midlands, to have been awarded a prestigious grant for studentships from Health Education England (HEE) and the National Institute for Healthcare Research (NIHR). In the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Professor Jane Coad and colleagues hold £1.5m funding for a clinically-focused Master's by Research (MRes) programme.
- The Masters in Clinical Research is designed for professionals who aspire to a career that combines continued clinical practice with independent research. It will benefit those who are interested in improving their clinical research skills and developing research expertise in their area of clinical practice.
- Ten studentships are available to begin in September each year (up to 2019) for non-medical registered healthcare professionals such as: nurses, midwives, pharmacists, healthcare scientists and allied health professionals.
- MRes students receive the support of both leading academic and clinical supervisors in order to develop an understanding of research methods that are relevant to the clinincal setting in which they work.
- Studentships cover course fees, salary costs and attendance at NIHR trainee meetings for either on year full-time or two years part-time study.
Further MRes Information
ICA HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme for non-medical healthcare professions
HEE/NIHR Masters in Clinical Research Studentships
Coventry University Press Release: Uni's Funding Boost to Help Healthcare Workers Learn New Skills
Applications for NIHR funded places for the 2016/17 cohort are now closed. More information on applying for the 2017/18 cohort will be available shortly.
Clinical Academic Researcher Development Programme (CARD)
In addition to the HEE/NiHR MReS programme, we also run a Bronze, Silver and Gold CARD Programme, in partnership with NHS Trust providers. This helps us to develop and support the development of research capacity building and clinical academic researchers.
If you are interested in any of the clinical academic researcher programmes and would like to know more, please contact Saleema Tai, Programme Administrator, Faculty Research Support Office: firstname.lastname@example.org