Never more relevant, our mission is to equip our global students with the principles underpinning the design, management, appraisal and reporting of clinical trials to improve health. Join the Clinical Trials (Online Learning) programme offered by The University of Edinburgh to learn more.
Study with us to gain a qualification in the theory and practice of health care interventions including randomised control trials. Our suite of online courses allows students to qualify at Certificate, Diploma and Masters level.
How is it taught?
Each course is divided into a set of themed sections in which material is presented in a blend of short online lectures, practical case studies, directed readings, podcasts and archived webinars. Discussion board tasks and live expert guest lectures offer an opportunity for collaborative critical discourse and debate of current issues under the guidance of expert teaching staff.
Our Certificate, Diploma and Masters courses are designed to improve your prospects in the rapidly growing field of clinical trials research. Students have found excellent opportunities in academia, the public and non-profit health sectors and industry including pharmaceutical and biotech companies and contract research organisations (CROs).
Roles exist in a variety of areas including:
Clinical research - trial managers, administrators, clinical research associates
Quality Assurance and Control - trial monitors, QA managers, pharmacovigilance
Data management - data managers, biostatistics and programming
Regulatory affairs - global regulatory lead, information management associate, executive roles
Medical affairs - Chief and Principal Investigators, medical liaison, medical communications and writing
Product development - medical devices
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
You can study to Masters, Diploma or Certificate level.
In year one, students will follow 2 compulsory courses ensuring a solid foundation in the basics of randomised control trials and medical statistics, and the ethical and regulatory context underpinning clinical research.
Our suite of elective courses offers students the opportunity to explore areas of interest in more depth and to tailor the programme to their own learning needs and career goals.
Year 1 – Certificate - Two 20 credit compulsory courses and one 20 credit elective
Year 2 – Diploma - a total of 60 credits from our list of electives
Year 3 – Masters - dissertation year 60 credits
We also offer the option for students to take individual courses under the Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD) scheme. Tuition fees are paid on a course-by-course basis.
Check out the full curriculumVisit official programme website
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesPharmacy Nursing Health Sciences View 319 other Masters in Health Sciences in United Kingdom
Explore more key informationVisit official programme website
- A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent), or a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.
- We may also consider your application if you have 3-5 years' relevant work experience; please contact the programme team to check before you apply. You may be admitted to certificate level only in the first instance.
Make sure you meet all requirementsVisit official programme website
International5735 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5735 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
National5735 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5735 GBP per year and a duration of 36 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.
Double-check all feesVisit official programme website
Getting a Student Visa
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.