Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
This distance learning programme gives you the necessary academic background and specialist skills to carry out healthcare and clinical research in health services, academic environments, contract research organisations, or pharmaceutical industry environments. It is designed for those who need an understanding of the healthcare research process, providing a detailed picture of the complex and highly inter-related activities of the development cycle, from discovery to successful commercialisation.
Over the last 30 years healthcare research and drug development have been transformed from peripheral activities carried out on an ad hoc basis to a core activity that requires trained, professional, staff. We have developed a modular postgraduate programme in healthcare research, designed to give you the necessary academic background and specialist skills to carry out healthcare research in a contract research organisation, pharmaceutical industry or health service environment.
If you are a graduate, nurse, medical doctor or other health professional working in contract research organisations, the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare, this programme has been designed for you.
This programme will:
- Give you an understanding of the regulatory framework governing good clinical research
- Allow you to apply the principles that you have learnt to your professional commitments
- Contribute to the research culture and knowledge base in healthcare
- Give you the knowledge to solve problems in healthcare practice
- Develop your skills in gathering, recording and communicating information.
Why study your MSc in Healthcare research methods at Queen Mary?
Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry is comprised of two world renowned teaching hospitals, St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London, which have made, and continue to make, an outstanding contribution to modern medicine. We were one of the top five in the UK for medicine in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
The William Harvey Research Institute is the largest university-based pharmacological research institute in the UK and our success in this respect can be measured by publications in high-impact journals, accompanied by renewal and additional funding of one MRC and five Wellcome Programmes, which we lead or support as co-investigators.
- The Institute has strong links with other clinical and healthcare research institutes and the pharmaceutical industry.
- Our location in the east of London and elsewhere in the East London Gateway will enhance your experience.
- Barts and The London is part of Queen Mary, the only university in central London to offer extensive campus-based facilities.
- We have modern state-of-the-art buildings alongside more traditional facilities such as our fantastic library.
- The modular nature of the programme is designed to fit in with your full-time employment.
For more information about intercalation please visit the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry website.
- Successfully completed at least 3 years of the MBBS, MbChB or equivalent medical course
- (for clinically based Masters this must include the equivalent of one year of patient based teaching (in hospital/GP practices/clinics)).
- Passed year 3 or 4 exams immediately prior to entry at the first opportunity.
- Demonstrate a clear and unequivocal interest in the field by written application +/- interview.
- For students internal and external to QMUL it is confirmed that the beginning of the first term for the following year starts after all the QMUL Masters assessments are completed.
Monday 4 February 2019