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.
Months of entry
Clinical drug development is available for study to MSc or PGDip level, over a period of one year full-time or two- five years part time (variable mode).
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.
- Develop your skills and understanding in clinical microbiology, and will give you a thorough knowledge of associated subjects such as molecular biology.
Information for international students
If English is your second language, you will require a minimum IELTS 6.5.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- William Harvey Research Institute
- +44 (0)20 7882 5511