Entry requirements

Students wishing to enrol on this programme will normally possess an initial degree in the biological or life sciences or a healthcare-related subject awarded by a recognised Institution.

At the discretion of the University, non-graduates with a sufficient qualification (e.g. a nursing qualification) and with relevant experience may also be admitted on to the programme provided you are deemed to be able to demonstrate equivalent skills that are sufficient to meet the demands of the course.

For applicants whose first language is not English, appropriate proof of English skills are required. For IELTS, this will be an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.5 for each component.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed to advance and enhance a career in Clinical Research in the pharmaceutical industry, health service, contract research organisations, regulatory authorities, data management organisations and in medical writing.

It aims to provide the postgraduate students with an enhanced level of knowledge, understanding and skills in clinical research. It presents an overview of clinical trial processes and the regulations for bringing in a new chemical entity, and it provides an enhanced level of knowledge and understanding of therapeutic areas and their treatments in relation to clinical trials, drug registrations and drug safety

The course is designed to increase the knowledge and skills of the student not only in Clinical Research but also in a diverse range of therapeutic areas. This allows the individual to move confidently between these therapeutic areas and therefore increase their potential value to employers. In the dissertation year, students are encouraged to carry out projects which have direct value to their employer and this potentiates the worth of their studies.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)29 2087 0084