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Clinical Research

Cardiff University

36 months
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About

This part-time, distance learning course in Clinical Research at Cardiff University offers extensive knowledge and expertise relevant to those working in clinical trials. 

Overview

The MSc in Clinical Research at Cardiff University is also suitable for those in a senior role in clinical research in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, device, contract research or site management company or the NHS.

What you'll study

It aims to provide you with an enhanced level of knowledge, understanding and skills in clinical research. It provides 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. 

Clinical research methods and data analysis skills are taught and embedded throughout the programme. You will demonstrate and be assessed in these skills as part of the third year Research Dissertation.

Learning outcomes

The course is designed to increase your knowledge and skills not only in Clinical Research but also in a diverse range of therapeutic areas. This allows you to move confidently between therapeutic areas and increase your potential value to employers. In the dissertation year, you will be encouraged to carry out a project which has direct value to your employer. 

Career prospects

Clinical research is an expanding and highly competitive area. Undertaking this MSc will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to advance and enhance a career in clinical research.

This programme is suitable for graduates from healthcare, life sciences or other related disciplines, and healthcare professionals who are interested in a career in clinical trials in the health service, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, device  industries, Contract Research Organisations/ suppliers to the pharmaceutical industry. It is also ideal for professionals working in clinical trials who wish to further develop their knowledge and skills of clinical trials.

Potential career opportunities include clinical trials, clinical research, clinical data management, regulation of clinical trials, medical writing, academic clinical trials, Phase I clinical trials units, the pharmaceutical industry, hospitals, archiving in clinical trials, quality assurance in clinical trials, clinical research project management, clinical trial administration, clinical trial co-ordinator, clinical trial administration/support to clinical trials and more.

After successfully completing this course, you will have an advanced standing both clinically and academically, with the potential to be at the forefront of your chosen profession.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecule to Clinic
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Early stage clinical investigation: First-in-humans to end of phase 2
  • Late phase clinical trials: Phase 3 to Marketing Authorisation Approval
  • Market access and post-approval
  • Research Methods

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended you apply 9–12 months in advance of the course starting.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7315 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7315 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    3240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3240 GBP per year during 36 months.

Funding

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