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
Our online courses allow you to study clinical research in the context of your work. We developed them with the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. They are ideal for health professionals and clinical research support staff. They also suit education and industry professionals who aspire to become a clinical academic.
The courses encourage you to plan, conduct, analyse and write up clinical research in the context of your professional role. You'll learn about and develop clinical research in your workplace. This is the most valuable way of consolidating the theory you'll learn on the course.
To do this you will need to nominate a workplace mentor. They will provide professional and specialist advice and guidance. They'll also support your studies, maintaining academic and clinical links throughout the course.
Information for international students
To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.
Fees and funding
See our course fees and funding web page.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
More information on the different modes of study available (including e-learning), modules and teaching and assessment can be found on the Newcastle Biomedicine website, Clinical Research pages.
Course contact details
- Victorie Petrie, Programme Coordinator
- +44 (0) 191 208 5873