M.Sc. Online

Clinical Drug Development Online

12 months
25150 GBP/year
11850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Clinical Drug Development Online MSc programme at Queen Mary University of London provides students with a multidisciplinary perspective to facilitate their skills.


The Clinical Drug Development Online MSc programme at Queen Mary University of London is designed for individuals who need an understanding of drug development process and provides a detailed picture of the complex and highly interrelated activities required for the development cycle for drugs and biologics, from the process of discovery to successful commercialisation. 

  • This programme provides students with the edge that the pharmaceutical industry requires.

  • It empowers the professionals working within the field with the skills and understanding required for fast progression within the industry and contract research organisations (CROs).

What you'll study

We have developed a modular postgraduate programme in clinical drug development. It is designed to give you the academic background and specialist skills you need to carry out clinical drug development in a contract research organisation, pharmaceutical industry or health service environment.

The modular nature of the programme is designed to fit in with your needs if you are in full-time employment. You will receive the taught element of the modules in three-day blocks every four to six weeks (approximately).

Your initial modules will concentrate on early drug development. You will learn how to design a clinical study and gain insights into the practical aspects of early drug development. You will cover ethics and regulation and understand how to manage the data of a study. You will also gain a wider picture of drug discovery and pre-clinical research and development as well as toxicology.

Clinical Drug Development programme is designed  for individuals seeking deeper understanding and insight into the area of Clinical Drug Development, Clinical Trial design and Clinical Trial Management in the following key areas:

  • Drug Design
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Drug safety and pharmacovigilance
  • Clinical trial management e.g. (clinical research associates)
  • Pharmaco-economics
  • Marketing
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Quality Assurance
  • Medical Sales

Programme Structure

Compulsory/Core modules

  • Drug Discovery and Pre-Clinical Research and Development (DL)
  • Toxicology: from Molecules to Man (DL)
  • Clinical Study Design (DL)
  • Practical Aspects of Clinical Research and Early Drug Development (DL)
  • Ethics and Regulation in Clinical Research (DL)
  • Data Management: the Interpretation of Statistics and Pharmacokinetics (DL)

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

Degree requirements

  • A 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in a related subject from a recognised academic institution.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25150 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11850 GBP per year during 12 months.


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