As part of the MSc Clinical Science, all STP trainees need to undertake a research project which accounts for a third of their MSc. The suitability of a research project can vary from specialism to specialism therefore trainees will receive this information directly from their programme team.

To carry out their research project, trainees will be given both a workplace supervisor (this can be, but does not have to be, their training officer) and an academic supervisor. The programme team will appoint a suitable academic supervisor for each trainee. If you are new to being a workplace supervisor, you may find it useful to watch a podcast from a previous supervisor event.

MAHSE help to support the role of workplace supervisor by providing details on University procedures for research projects. As MAHSE support eight STP programmes with 20 specialisms, the information provided is quite high level. Below, we have provided podcasts for the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University ethics procedures; there is a list below of which specialisms sit in which university.

If your trainee is studying Vascular Science, you will need to contact the pathway lead at the University of Salford. If your trainee is studying Clinical Bioinformatics (Physical Sciences) you will need to contact the pathway lead at the University of Liverpool.

If you have any questions about the information, please get in touch with your relevant programme team. If you do not have contact details for them, please contact and include the name of the trainee you will be supervising.

University of Manchester specialisms
Clinical Biochemistry
Clinical Bioinformatics (Genomics)
Clinical Bioinformatics (Health Informatics)
Clinical Immunology
Clinical Pharmaceutical Science
Genomic Counselling
Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
Manchester Metropolitan University specialisms
Cardiac Science
Critical Care Science (from 2015 entry)
Haematology and Transfusion Sciences
Reconstructive Science
Reproductive Science
Respiratory and Sleep Science