Academic/Clinical Programmes

Do you wish to:

  • enhance your professional development?
  • pursue research into an area of practice in which you have a strong interest?
  • add value to your clinical practice?
  • add value to your team?
  • boost your credibility?

If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’, then following a clinical/academic programme may be for you. Whatever the area of your professional healthcare practice, following a programme of research leading to a higher degree qualification is a possible option.

By using the resources contained within these pages you can begin the process of finding out more about the options, sources of funding and strategies for being successful in gaining sponsorship.

Clinical Academic Careers Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets are available by ‘clicking’ the relevant title on the right-hand side of this page.

You can find out more about academic programmes on the Healthcareers website via

Coming soon - a full podcast of the experiences of some of those who are either following an academic programme or have completed one.


Different Options for Developing an Academic career

Potential challenges for being an academic researcher

Skills needed to be a succesful clinical academic


Useful links