MSc by Research (Warwick Medical School) (2023 Entry)
Find out more about our Master's by Research degree.
Make a difference in healthcare on the MSc by Research at Warwick Medical School. With outstanding expertise, techniques and facilities at your fingertips, Warwick Medical School offers you the ideal opportunity to gain confidence and relevant research skills.
An MSc by Research is the ideal opportunity to pursue an independent research project for one year to gain relevant research experience before applying for a PhD programme.
For professionals working in a clinical setting, this degree can provide the support you need to:
- Undertake research that will improve your health care practice
- Understand your patients' needs better, improve their health outcomes and your decision-making, change care pathways and improve service organisation
- Enable others to learn from you
If you enjoy the research and make excellent progress, it is possible to convert to studying for a PhD.
- Medical Sciences: P-A35P
- Health Sciences: P-B92P
- Medicine: P-A32P
Teaching and learning
You will go through a formal review process after four months (eight months for part-time students). Final assessment will be by submission of a thesis (and a viva examination if deemed necessary by the examiners).
General entry requirements
2:i undergraduate degree or Master’s degree
English language requirements
You can find out more about our English language requirementsLink opens in a new window. This course requires the following:
- Band A
- IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.
- Band B
- Overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 and component scores.
(The above depending on the course title).
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.
For more information, please visit the international entry requirements pageLink opens in a new window.
There are no additional requirements for this course.
- Health Sciences
- Medical Sciences
Full details of our research interests are listed on the Warwick Medical School website. Read more about our research strategy, research centres and research programmes.
You can also read our general University research proposal guidance.
Find a supervisor
Find your supervisor using the link below and discuss with them the area you'd like to research.
Explore our Warwick Medical School List of Approved Supervisors to where you will be able to search by research interests.
You should initially approach a suitable Academic Advisor (supervisor) from this list to discuss their work and to see if they would be willing to provide guidance on the presentation of the proposed Thesis for submission.
You can also see our general University guidance about finding a supervisor.
Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.
Taught course fees Research course fees
Fee Status Guidance
The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.
If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information, however we are awaiting guidance from the UK government regarding fee status for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members living in the UK for academic year 2021/22 onwards. We are not able to confirm the fee status for these students until the relevant eligibility criteria have been confirmed. Once we have received further information from the UK government, we will provide you with an update on your fee status and let you know if any additional information is required. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.
Additional course costs
Please contact your academic department for information about department specific costs, which should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:
- Core text books
- Printer credits
- Dissertation binding
- Robe hire for your degree ceremony
Scholarships and bursaries
Scholarships and financial support
Find out about the different funding routes available, including; postgraduate loans, scholarships, fee awards and academic department bursaries.
Find out more about the cost of living as a postgraduate student at the University of Warwick.
Warwick Medical School
Established in 2000, Warwick Medical School (WMS) forms part of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine at the University of Warwick. Alongside a range of educational opportunities, WMS has a reputation for research excellence, investigating solutions to significant global health challenges.
Find out more about us on our websiteLink opens in a new window
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Our Postgraduate Taught courses
- Advanced Clinical Practice (Critical Care) (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)
- Advanced Clinical Practice (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)
- Diabetes (PGDip/PGCert)
- Health Research (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)
- Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (MSc)
- Medical Education (MMedEd/PG Dip/PGCert)
- Public Health (MPH/PGDip/PGCert)
Our Postgraduate Research courses
Taught course applications
Here is our checklist on how to apply for taught postgraduate courses at Warwick.
Research course applications
Here is our checklist on how to apply for research postgraduate degrees at the University of Warwick.
After you’ve applied
Find out how we process your application.
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See Warwick’s postgraduate admissions policy.
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Throughout the year we attend exhibitions and fairs online and in the UK. These events give you the chance to learn about our Master's and PhD study routes, and the wider context of postgraduate study.
Every week, you can connect directly with representatives from Warwick, who will be answering your questions on applying to and studying postgraduate studies at Warwick.
Some academic departments hold events for specific postgraduate programmes, these are fantastic opportunities to learn more about Warwick and your chosen department and course.
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