Clinical Health Research MRes

This Postgraduate Virtual Open Day is designed to inform prospective postgraduate students, applicants and offer holders about study opportunities and how to prepare for the Clinical Health Research MRes.

This programme provides a first step in research training for health professionals currently working in clinical areas who want to develop a health related research component to their career.

The programme will provide you with support to acquire practical research skills, help you to develop your understanding of Good Clinical Practice in research, and to explore various research methodologies and methods.

Dr Nikolaos Efstathiou (Programme Director and Lecturer in Nursing) is available from 15:00-17:00 to answer any questions you might have about the programme.

A number of our postgraduate mentors are currently studying, or have studied in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. You are welcome to ask them any questions you have about what it’s like to study in the College.

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  • Dr Nikolaos Efstathiou

    Nikolaos is a Lecturer in Nursing and Programme Director for the Clinical Health Research MRes. (Live Q&A 15:00-17:00)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the Clinical Health Research MRes live event.
Dr. Grace Nannyondo from Uganda. asked:

Dear DR. Nikolaos, am happy to for the apdates. Am very much interested in this research. How can I participate actively.?

N. Efstathiou replied:

Dear Grace, you will need to apply online:

The admissions team will check your qualifications to ensure that you meet the entry criteria. Please consider that it takes some time for the applications to be processed and for international applicants to arrange their visas after receiving an offer.

If you would require any further information, please contact us:


We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.

We will hold many more of these virtual open day events over the coming months so please check now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday 22 November 2017. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

Pauline asked:

As this is a distance learning course, what are the arrangements for supervision?

Nikos Efstathiou replied:

Thank you for your interest in the MRes Clinical Health Research programme. Two of the three modules that students have to complete are distance learning. The third module is picked up from the big range of modules offered at the University of Birmingham and usually require attendance on campus. The delivery of these modules is mostly on week block basis. You will also have to complete a project and report it on a Thesis. You will be supported by two supervisors throughout your studies and most of the supervisory sessions can be held over Skype. Let me know if you would require any further information.


This programme provides a first step in research training for health professionals currently working in clinical areas who want to develop a health related research component to their career. Guided by a supervision team you will undertake a research project and gain confidence in using research methods, project management, and research governance.

Welcome to this virtual open day about the MRes Clinical Health Research. Dr Nikolaos Efstathiou (Programme Director and Lecturer in Nursing) is now available online until 17:00 to answer your questions.

Your question will be posted on this feed once it has been answered, which might take a little time if we receive a lot of questions. Please don’t worry if you don’t see your question and its answer immediately – you only need to submit each question once and keep an eye on the feed for when the answer is posted.