Course Information
Dates: 01/09/2023, 00:00 - 31/08/2024, 00:00
Venue: University of Liverpool
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University of Liverpool - MSc Clinical Sciences (Medical Physics)

The MRes in Clinical Sciences will enable you to develop advanced knowledge and research skills in clinical sciences. The programme is aimed at intercalating medical, dental and veterinary students and medical, biomedical and biological science graduates. Under expert supervision, you will produce a major piece of independent research on one of five specialist pathways.


This MRes will equip you with advanced knowledge of clinical sciences and provide a tailored research experience. You can follow a general clinical science pathway or focus your research on cardiovascular and metabolic medicine, eye and vision science, musculoskeletal and ageing science, or women and children’s health.

Whichever of these five pathways you choose, you’ll receive intensive preparation for your future career including PhD study. We’ll immerse you in contemporary clinical science research techniques, explore recent challenges and advances, and examine how evidence-based practice can inform health, disease and therapeutic interventions.

You’ll discover how to develop a research proposal, identify relevant evidence and sources, plan and undertake the research, and analyse and present your findings. This will equip you with a range of transferable skills, including critical thinking, project management, written and verbal communication, and problem solving.

You’ll be supported by academic experts in the Institute of Life Course and Medical Sciences. Our team of MRes supervisors are actively engaged in research that makes a real impact. Their work is focused on exploring key issues to local population health needs, combating health challenges from early years to later life, and positively changing patient care in our communities.


This programme is suitable for:

  • Undergraduate medical, dental and veterinary students undertaking an intercalated research degree
  • Graduates from medical, biomedical and biological science disciplines looking to gain further experience of research.


  • Important techniques and laboratory skills required for medical research in both clinical and academic environments.
  • Recent advances and contemporary methodologies in clinical sciences research.
  • The ways in which clinical sciences research relates to health, disease and therapeutic interventions.
  • How to formulate a robust research proposal.
  • How to critically appraise relevant literature in the field of clinical sciences.
  • How to plan and conduct a major piece of original, independent research.
  • How to collect, interpret and analyse data and present your findings.
  • Project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Communication skills that enable research debate and the sharing of ideas with both scientific and layperson audiences.


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