24 October 2022

New online Masters programme for aspiring NHS, health and social care researchers

The University of Sheffield is delighted to be developing and delivering the NIHR-AoMRC Clinician Researcher PGDip and Masters extension pathway.

Student nurse talking to a patient.

Our new, innovative online programme will offer an alternative, flexible and accessible route into health, social care and clinical research for those who might otherwise remain excluded.

Depending on the student’s route, the curriculum may include:

  • Inclusive Research Practice
  • Innovative Designs for Research Impact 
  • Leading and Managing Health Care Services
  • Research practice experience - an exciting work-based practice experience module 
  • Dissertation - a flexible dissertation opportunity allowing students to build on their research practice experiences and where feasible tailor it to their own particular learning needs, interest and context.

Programme Lead Dr Jennifer Read said "We are delighted to have been successful in this prestigious award. We are one of only three HEIs to achieve this success and the competition was extremely strong. Our success is a testament to the significant support, collaboration and hard work of people across the Faculty and Regional NHS trusts and organisations.

"We have a team of highly skilled experts from across the faculty and our partner NHS partner organisations: The NIHR Local Clinical Research Network and three local NHS Trusts: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals; Sheffield Health and social care and Mid Yorkshire Hospitals. Together we aim to design an alternative, flexible and accessible route into health, social care and clinical research delivery which will enable the delivery of high-quality  research in everyday health, social care and clinical settings"

Subject to approval, our programme will allow for Recognition of Previous Learning (RPL) for recognition of learning gained from other modules (at the University of Sheffield or other HEIs). Equivalent work-based experiences may also be considered.

For further information please visit the University's course webpage.

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