For entry onto the programme you will need either an appropriate degree or equivalent from a recognised academic institution, or an appropriate professional qualification (for example nursing) or experience acceptable to the Programme Director and Director of Graduate Studies. If English is your second language, you will also require a minimum IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 610 score. International applicants Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. Find out more about our English language entry requirements. If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.
Months of entry
This programme gives you the necessary academic background and specialist skills to carry out healthcare and clinical research in health services, academic environments, contract research organisations, or pharmaceutical industry environments.
Over the last 30 years healthcare research and drug development have been transformed from peripheral activities carried out on an ad hoc basis to a core activity that requires trained, professional, staff. We have developed a modular postgraduate programme in healthcare research, designed to give you the necessary academic background and specialist skills to carry out healthcare research in a contract research organisation, pharmaceutical industry or health service environment.
If you are a graduate, nurse, medical doctor or other health professional working in contract research organisations, the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare, this programme has been designed for you.
This programme will:
- Give you an understanding of the regulatory framework governing good clinical research
- Allow you to apply the principles that you have learnt to your professional commitments
- Contribute to the research culture and knowledge base in healthcare
- Give you the knowledge to solve problems in healthcare practice
- Develop your skills in gathering, recording and communicating information.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Professor Atholl Johnston
- +44 (0)20 7882 3404