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  • Foreign: $ 23k
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    The Primary Care MRes programme provides an innovative distance learning research degree which has been shown to meet the need of health service researchers, both in the UK and worldwide. The modular nature enables you to design the taught component around your own training needs, and to study this at a distance. The MRes programme aims to provide an introduction to research development, mainly for those currently in the health care workforce who wish to become researchers or pursue a research pathway within their profession. This is done through a combination of coursework and research training.

    After completing the taught component, you will be supported in carrying out your own research project or a full systematic review. Most of the staff teaching or supervising on this programme are from the Institute of Population Health, giving you the opportunity to work alongside international experts in this area.

    We offer two MRes programme, one in Primary Care and one in Public Health. Distinction between the two is based on the course units taken and the research topics chosen.

    This programme is ideal for Academic Clinical Fellows (ACF's) who wish to gain a research experience in the field of primary care.

    The Primary Care MRes programme has four core units that you must complete: Evidence Based Practice, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Primary Care.

    Academic Clinical Fellows taking this programme however must complete the following core units: Research Methods, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Primary Care.

    You are then able to select your remaining two units from a pool of more than 15 options, including some blended learning and face-to-face study options.

    After completing all of the taught units, you will progress to your dissertation project. You will be able to choose from a number of different dissertation models designed to cater for different work situations and interests. We advise MRes students to informally contact the dissertation tutor early on in their career to discuss research ideas and plans. Following these discussions, you will then submit a proposal, which following approval will lead to you being assigned a supervisor from The University of Manchester.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    You should have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree or the overseas equivalent. Applications with a lower second class honours degree and a minimum of three years professional public health related experience may also be considered. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL iBT® test: 100 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    A good way for you to start exploring your masters funding options is to ask staff in your subject area for advice on how previous international students have financed their studies.

    You should also contact the ministry of education or education department along with the British Council office in your own country. The location of your nearest British Council office can be found on the British Council website.

    Before you start your search for funding you should consider the following:

    Funding opportunities are very competitive and are generally given to students that have achieved outstanding academic results and submitted high-quality applications.

    The application process for funding opportunities can start very early in the admissions cycle, so you should start looking for funding opportunities 12 to 18 months before you intend studying.

    If you need a visa to study in the UK you will need to prove to the immigration officer that you are able to meet both the tuition and living costs which may take the form of bank account information and/or a letter confirming sponsorship.

    Our funding opportunities database contains details of the major international student award schemes offered by the British government and other organisations, as well as a number of awards offered by the University and its Faculties and Schools.

    Search our funding opportunities database

    In addition, funded studentships attached to specific research projects are advertised in more detail on academic School websites. Some of these studentships are not available to international students, and you should check your eligibility before making an application.

    Alumni Loyalty Bursary Scheme (Humanities)

    If you are an undergraduate here and plan to start a masters programme in the Faculty of Humanities in September 2015, you may be eligible for this bursary.

    * Alumni Loyalty Bursary

    Equity and Merit Scholarships

    Equity and Merit Scholarships aim to assist talented but economically disadvantaged students from some of the worlds poorest countries.

    * Equity and Merit Scholarships


    International students play a huge part at The University of Manchester our student population hails from 154 countries.

    Choose Manchester and youll put yourself ahead of the competition when the time comes to begin your career. With an award-winning careers service and courses built with your employability in mind, its no surprise that 91% of our graduates go straight into jobs or further study.

    Were part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities and our research and teaching quality is recognised across the globe, but our support for international students is just as important to us. Well help you at all stages, from before you apply to when you arrive and youll be supported at all times while youre here.

    In addition, the welcoming, accessible and multicultural environment that is the city of Manchester provides the ideal base for your time studying in the UK.

    Well give you an experience that will prepare you for a lifetime of achievement.

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