UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are essential to discovering whether new healthcare interventions improve outcomes for patients. This is an expanding field which offers many exciting career opportunities. This new programme will provide an excellent grounding in clinical trials and enhance the knowledge and understanding of those already working in the field.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree from a UK university in a healthcare or life science related subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Clinicians are required to have a degree (MBBS).

Course modules

Core modules: alternative 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; protecting patients and introduction to patient engagements; statistical principles and critical appraisal; trial design and determining the intervention; trial set-up and conduct - from an idea to reality.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, online resources and practical work. Assessment is through written examinations, oral and poster presentations, written assignments (for example, essays, abstracts, background section of a protocol, critical analysis of published work, patient information and communication plans) and the dissertation/report.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,460 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Variable - 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
PgCert Variable - 2 years
PgCert Full-time - 6 months
PgDip Part-time - 1 years
PgDip Variable - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

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