UOS ScHARR MSc in Clinical Research (Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions)

An innovative MSc Clinical Research which forms part of the HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme for nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and healthcare scientists.

The course is intended for practitioners who are keen to develop a research career while at the same time progressing their clinical career. It represents the first step on a career pathway which provides opportunities to progress to doctoral and post-doctoral research and is designed for practitioners who provide NHS services in England.  *See the below for expanded list of professionals eligible to apply for the HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme

In previous years the University of Sheffield has been successful in securing up to 14 HEE/NIHR bursaries per year. We are in the process of bidding for further bursaries and do not yet know whether these will be available for students in 2015/2016. If we are awarded further bursaries these will cover course fees and full salary costs to allow the applicant’s employing organisation to secure backfill. Successful applicants will be offered a provisional bursary subject to our receiving further funding from HEE/NIHR.

In order to be considered for a bursary, applicants must demonstrate potential to contribute to the future development of high quality clinical research in the NHS after completion of the course. They must also have the written support of an appropriate manager to be seconded to undertake the course on condition that a bursary is available.

Further information can be found at


Please direct queries to Liz Croot l.croot@Sheffield.ac.uk) about the course/bursaries.

Two drop-in sessions have been organised for potential applicants to discuss the course. The details are as follows

Wednesday 25th February 2015 – 4.30 – 6.00pm – Rm 6, Medical Education Centre, Northern General Hospital Herries Road Sheffield S5 7AU

Thursday 12th March 2015 – 5.00 – 6.30pm – Seminar Room 4,  Medical School B Road, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JF


September 2014
Eligible professions for the HEE Integrated Clinical Academic Programme

Healthcare Science professions
Healthcare scientists who are either statutory regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council or with recognised voluntary regulatory arrangements via the Academy for Healthcare Science in the following broad areas of practice covering over 45 different professional specialisms :
 Life Sciences/Clinical Laboratory Sciences;
 Physiological Sciences ;
 Clinical Bioinformatics; and
 Physical Sciences (incorporating Medical Physics) and Clinical Engineering.

These include clinical scientists, biomedical scientists, clinical physiologists and clinical technologists.
AHP Professions
Art therapist
Occupational therapist
Orthotist and Prosthetist
Radiographer (diagnostic and therapeutic)
Speech and language therapist
Music therapist
Nurse/Midwife Nurse
Health Visitor
Wider Dental team Professions Dental hygienist Dental nurse Dental therapist
Operating department practitioners
Clinical Psychologist
Pharmacy professions
Pharmacy technician

We will accept other applications on a case by case basis as long as you:
 belong to a statutorily registered profession;
 are a graduate (or have equivalent experience); and
 provide NHS services in England.

For roles supporting mental health, please be aware that these may be covered under the remit of the above professions e.g. psychiatric nursing.

If you have any queries, please email HEE.RI @nhs.net

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