M.Sc. Online

Clinical Trials

University College London (UCL)

12 months
14700 GBP/year
14700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Clinical trials are essential in discovering whether new healthcare interventions improve outcomes for patients. The Clinical Trials programme offered at the University College London (UCL) will provide an excellent grounding in clinical trials and enhance the knowledge and understanding of those already working in the field. 


Students learn about the scientific, methodological and practical issues involved in the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of clinical trials. Teaching is delivered by researchers with expertise in many different healthcare fields. All types of trials, from early to late phase trials, and from simple to complex interventions are covered.


Students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to become key team members in the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of high-quality clinical trials.  Potential career opportunities include trial and data management, statistics, regulation of clinical trials, and medical writing.

Career destinations include academic trials units, the pharmaceutical industry, contract research organisations, or hospitals. Students may also use this qualification as a springboard for further study at doctoral level. 


Clinical trials is an expanding and highly competitive field of research yet employers find it challenging to recruit people with the appropriate skills and knowledge. 

This Clinical Trials programme offered at the University College London (UCL) has been designed in consultation with employers from academia, the pharmaceutical industry and the NHS. It will give graduates the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that employers seek in this multidisciplinary, collaborative field.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Clinical Trial Design and Statistical Analysis
  • Protecting Patients and Introduction to Public and Patient Engagement
  • Trial Set-up and Conduct - from an Idea to Reality
  • Further Trial Designs and Outcomes
  • Applying Clinical Trial Design Principles in Practice
  • Managing Open Trials, Preparing for Analysis and Disseminating Trial Results
  • Patient and Data Pathways through Clinical Trials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a healthcare or life science related subject (including pharmacy) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Clinicians are required to have a degree (for example, an MBBS).
  • If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £7,350
  • International: £7,350


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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