MRes Primary CarePublished: 11th March 2019
The MRes Primary Care course is an innovative distance learning research degree that meets the needs of health service researchers both in the UK and worldwide.
The course provides an introduction to research development, mainly for those currently in the healthcare workforce who wish to become researchers or pursue a research pathway within their profession.
You will learn through a combination of coursework and research training, with the modular nature enabling you to design the taught component around your own training needs. Our teaching and supervising staff are international experts in public health, primary care and related disciplines.
After completing the taught component, you will be supported in carrying out your own research project or a full systematic review.
The course is ideal for Academic Clinical Fellows (ACFs) who wish to gain research experience in the field of primary care.
All of the course content is delivered online, enabling you to fit study around other commitments. A three-day residential induction is held in Manchester at the start of the course, but attendance is not compulsory. There are both fully online and blended options where face-to-face sessions are planned.
Learn with students from around the world
You will be able to mix with students from a range of disciplines from all over the world. We have over 1,500 alumni from more than 80 countries.
Find out more about the course and apply online at https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/05994/mres-primary-care-web-based-learning/
Teaching and learning
This course is mostly delivered online, allowing you to study flexibly at a pace that suits your own requirements. A learning structure with a recommended pace is in place to ensure your progression, both within an individual unit and across the course as a whole.
There are a number of course units that require your participation throughout, and some with a face to face element. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if this is likely to be a problem.
Coursework and assessment
You will use a number of assessed and non-assessed activities to develop key skills and expand your knowledge base. There are no written exams; assessment is based on assignments and other activities such as moderated discussion boards and group work.
We require a minimum of an Upper Second honours degree or the overseas equivalent . Significant relevant research or professional experience may be considered in place of an academic qualification lower than an Upper Second.
If you fail to meet the required entry criteria will be considered on an individual basis, but may be required to enrol initially on another route, such as a PGCert or PGDip. You may be allowed to progress to the full MRes course if you pass the course at the required MRes level.
How to apply
Please apply via our online application form. See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.
We recommend that you apply as early as possible. The formal deadline is 1 September 2019 . Late applications may be considered.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:
- MRes (full-time distance learning)
UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
International students (per annum): £18,500
- MRes (part-time distance learning)
UK/EU students (per annum): £950 per 15 credits; £3,800 dissertation
International students (per annum): £1,850 per 15 credits and £7,400 for dissertation
For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Academic department: Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name: Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone: +44 (0)161 306 0604