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
Over the last thirty years healthcare research and drug development have been transformed from peripheral activities carried out on an ad hoc basis to become core activities that require trained, professional, staff.
We have developed a modular postgraduate programme in clinical drug development designed to give you the necessary academic background and specialist skills needed to carry out clinical drug development in a contract research organisation, pharmaceutical industry or health service environment.
If you are a nurse, medical doctor or other health professional working in contract research organisations, the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare, this programme has been designed for you.
The programme will:
- Allow you the option to study on a flexible part-time basis, or by distance learning.
- Give you an understanding of the regulatory framework underlying clinical research.
- Teach you to understand the principles of laboratory methodologies applied to clinical trials.
- Give you understanding of the steps involved in developing and implementing new drugs.
- Cover the key areas of expertise needed for a successful clinical research programme.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- William Harvey Research Institute
- +44 (0)20 7882 3377