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Clinical Trials Research

24 months
52500 AUD/year
33000 AUD/year
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The Clinical Trials Research program at the University of Sydney is a distinctive course, targeted at medical doctors and allied health professionals, which will allow you to acquire the expertise needed to design, develop, lead and conduct clinical trials. The course is led by the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC), Australia's premier academic clinical trials research organisation. 


The Clinical Trials Research program at the University of Sydney is offered via distance learning. As a result of participation, you will have a solid understanding of clinical trials methodologies underpinning the design of good quality studies, as well as the knowledge to lead and/or design, conduct and appropriately interpret the results of single and multi-centre clinical trials. 

Outstanding graduates may be eligible to pursue a higher degree by research in the courses of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy and Master of Surgery (by research) offered by Sydney Medical School. A research degree provides students with the opportunity to prepare a substantial piece of work which represents a significant contribution in a particular field of study; and to gain transferable skills in general research methodology.

Sydney Medical School is affiliated with over 40 independent medical research institutes aimed at achieving medical firsts in specialist areas of health and medicine.

It provides an outstanding environment for postgraduate research. Sydney Medical School's research activities consistently attract high levels of funding from the Commonwealth and state governments, overseas funding agencies and other public and private sources.

Career Pathways

The Master of Clinical Trials (Research) aims to build research capacity through a formal qualification and improve the quality of the conduct of trials. Leading to employment opportunities in clinical trials research, the Master of Clinical Trials (Research) is designed to equip graduates with the skills necessary to lead and design clinical trials both nationally and internationally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Trial Design 
  • Biomarker Studies 
  • Clinical Trials in Practice 
  • Critical Appraisal of Evidence 
  • Drugs and Devices: R and D to Registration 
  • Interpretation of Trial Analyses 
  • Leadership and Problem Solving 
  • Modern Therapeutics and Medical Devices 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS Number: 00026A 
  • hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification, with a credit average; or
  • hold a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Practice from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
  • have completed a graduate diploma in a relevant discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
  • have completed the requirements of the embedded Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification.
  • English language results
  • Academic transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52500 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    33000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33000 AUD per year during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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