Taught course

Clinical Research MClinRes, PGDip, PGCert (E-learning)

Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject, an MBBS, BDS, or international equivalent. You also need to have a workplace mentor to support you in your studies.

We also consider professionals who have an appropriate degree, or equivalent professional qualifications. You must work in a relevant field and have two years’ post-qualification experience.

If you are applying for the accelerated programmes, you will only be considered if there is evidence of significant experience within the field of research and/or if you hold a degree classification of a first or 2:1 honours degree or equivalent. If you are in full-time employment you will also be invited to discuss with a selector the programme requirements together with your motivation, commitment and potential for study at masters level.

Months of entry


Course content

The suite of courses is a collaborative partnership with Newcastle Academic Health Partners. You'll gain knowledge and skills to perform to a high level in all aspects of clinical research. Our courses are for professionals in many different areas of the health service. This includes doctors and NMAHPs.

Our programmes encourage you to plan, conduct, analyse and write up clinical research. You'll do this in the context of your own professional role. You'll learn and develop skills in clinical research in your area of expertise. This is the most valuable way of consolidating the theory you'll learn on the course.

In the final year of your master's, you'll carry out your own research project. It is useful to have a workplace mentor for this. This is someone who can provide professional and specialist advice and guidance. The University will provide an academic supervisor to support your research.

You'll gain a strong theoretical as well as practical knowledge of clinical research. This helps support your current or future professional as well as leadership roles. Our programmes are UK based but globally aware. They reflect international collaborations and their requirements.

Our courses are suitable for any clinical research topic, including:

  • medical
  • surgical
  • mental health
  • allied health care.

Clinical Research Delivery, PGCert Delivery

We’ve created a new PG Certificate in Clinical Research Delivery. This course will enable experienced healthcare professionals to contribute to clinical research delivery and will develop future leaders. It has been developed with support from the NIHR-AoMRC Clinical Researcher Credentials Framework. Find out more.

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Information for international students

English Language Requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills).

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding page in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MClinRes
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

MClinRes (Ageing) - part time: 36 months

Course contact details

Programme Co-ordinator
+44 (0) 191 208 5199