Clinical Research (MSc)
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This course offers knowledge and expertise relevant to a senior role in clinical research in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, device, contract research or site management company or the NHS.
If your line of work involves clinical research, this course is designed to help you advance and enhance your career.
Whether you work in the pharmaceutical industry, health service, for a contract research organisation, regulatory authority, data management organisation or in medical writing, we have tailored this programme to give you an outstanding grounding in clinical research skills and knowledge.
It’s the leading part-time, face-to-face MSc in Clinical Research and, by undertaking this course, you’ll be equipped to meet good clinical practice and regulatory quality standards for developing new healthcare interventions to improve treatments for patients.
The programme presents an overview of clinical trial processes and the regulations for bringing in a new chemical entity, and explores a broad range of therapeutic areas and their treatments in relation to clinical trials, drug registrations and drug safety.
We will support you to move confidently between these therapeutic areas and therefore increase your potential value to employers. In your dissertation year, you’ll be encouraged to carry out projects which have direct value to your employer, making this a highly attractive course for your employer to support.
This part-time MSc programme is recognised by the pharmaceutical industry and the Health Service as being of outstanding quality and practical value in the work place to clinical research professionals.
The programme is run over three calendar years of part-time study and is in a modular format. Teaching happens over four two-day sessions per year which takes place within Cardiff’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. These session are always scheduled at weekends to accommodate students’ existing employment commitments.
You will gain advanced understanding of best practice in clinical research to apply to running clinical trials.
You’ll experience in-depth training in drug development, clinical trials, and regulatory GCP requirement for clinical trials
Lecturers from Pharmaceutical Industry will provide you with an up-to-date overview on key developments in Clinical Research
Clinical Research trainers deliver a variety of teaching methods that enhance the course and will stimulate your learning.
The therapeutic modules will widen your skills in an array of medical settings.
The diversity of employment backgrounds of participants affords an ideal environment for networking with other clinical research personnel.
You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a research project at an internationally recognised research school at Cardiff University.
You’ll receive close academic support from an experienced personal tutor with an international background in compliance with clinical trial GCP and regulatory requirements.
You’ll develop critical analysis, personal reflection and enhanced clinical trial project communication and problem solving skills for career development in clinical research.
|Next intake||September 2020|
|Mode||Part-time - distance learning|
Find out more about English language requirements.
Applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK must present an acceptable English language qualification in order to meet UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration) requirements
The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2020/21 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2020.
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.
UK and EU students (2020/21)
Fees for entry 2020/21 are not yet available.
Students from outside the EU (2020/21)
Fees for entry 2020/21 are not yet available.