United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

Our research transforms the lives of patients and practitioners. We influence national health policy and solve global challenges in patient care. Develop your skills and put them to the test on exciting health research projects at King's.

The healthcare profession depends on information gained through quality research. At King's you can join a world-leading research environment and develop your clinical or academic research career by getting involved in the projects that interest you the most.

Key benefits:

  • You will be studying at a Faculty ranked 3rd in the country for quality of our clinical medicine research (REF 2014).
  • You'll learn from researchers with varied experience across health, clinical and social care
  • You'll explore contemporary issues and conduct research that has an impact on healthcare
  • We support you to publish your work in high-quality peer-reviewed journals

Who should take this course

Normally a Bachelor's degree with minimum 2:1 honours and a professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council or Health Professionals Council (or equivalent experience).


MRes/PG Cert

Course content

Required Modules:

Students study two compulsory modules, Advanced Qualitative Research Methods and Advanced Quantitative Research Methods. These 30 credit modules provide opportunity to study research methodologies in depth.

MRes Students also select optional module(s) to gain an additional 30 credits. A full list of optional modules will be provided when students enrol. Optional modules are available from throughout King's Health Schools, including Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery and the Institute of Psychiatry. Recent students have studied a wide variety of courses, including Evidence Based Decision-Making in Health Care and Advanced Assessment Skills for Non Medical Practitioners (offered by FNSNM), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (offered by IoP), Skeletal Muscle Function, Fatigue and Plasticity - Movement to Molecules (offered by Physiotherapy), Health Economics and Health Policy, Basic Epidemiology and Statistics(offered by Medicine) and Issues in the Conduct of Health Care Research and Developing Professional Leadership.

The MRes programme culminates in the conduct of a substantial research dissertation (90 credits) with one to one supervision and group seminar support. The research project is 15,000 words, and you will also be required to submit a draft 3,000 word publication.


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About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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