Our programme is unique, flexible and delivered by experts and partners from leading research facilities.
We run our programme in collaboration with strong industry partners and affiliates, including the Edinburgh Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility (WTCRF), the Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit (ECTU) and NHS Lothian.
In 2011, the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility (WTCRF) was the first non-commercial clinical research centre in the UK to be accepted onto the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Phase I Accreditation Scheme.
This is the first online programme encompassing the complete methodology of clinical trials. Through our virtual learning environment, you can engage with peers from around the world and gain a broad perspective on the discipline. You will also learn about the latest developments through video lectures, podcasts and readings.
This programme is ideal for health professionals who wish to gain a postgraduate qualification without taking a break from their work commitments.
You can study from home, part-time, and select modules suited to your career aspirations. You will have electronic access to the University library and its vast collection of e-journals and online textbooks.
Our programme is designed to enhance your existing training and equip you with the skills and knowledge required to lead clinical trials. This will be advantageous when applying for jobs in an academic or commercial environment, as you will have demonstrable interest and commitment.
This is a part-time, online postgraduate programme where you can study for a certificate, diploma or masters qualification.
The degree normally extends over a period of 36 months. The first two years contain a series of taught 10 and 20 credit modules. A masters degree is awarded following the completion of a Clinical Trials e-Portfolio in Year Three.
In your first year, you will study three compulsory courses. You can then be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate.
At the end of your first year, you can apply for a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Trials, and choose whether to continue your studies.
In each semester of your second year, you will choose elective courses totalling 20 credits. You can then be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma.
Semester two Module
Semester three Modules
At the end of your first year, you can apply for a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Trials, and choose whether to continue your studies.
To be awarded the full masters degree, you must complete an e-Portfolio.
In your final year you will complete a Clinical Trials e-Portfolio in place of an MSc dissertation.
This is to be submitted on an assigned date in August.
The Clinical Trials e-Portfolio includes three components of written work:
Once you have successfully completed your e-Portfolio, you will be awarded the full masters degree.
This programme is suitable for graduates in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, life sciences and other allied disciplines involved in Clinical Trials.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.