University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Clinical Trials (Online Learning)

The online programme will provide a knowledge and understanding of the key elements and principles of clinical trial design, delivery and analysis. In addition to a knowledge and understanding of the principles of GCP and their practical implementation in clinical trials. This programme is suitable for graduates in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, life sciences and other allied disciplines involved in Clinical Trials. This programme will support the demand for appropriately qualified investigators to lead clinical trials of all phases. 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 opportunity for collaborative critical discourse and debate of current issues under the guidance of expert teaching staff. The programme covers Trial and Project Management, Statistics and Data Management, Health Economics, Translational Pharmacology, Regulations and Ethics, Imaging, Medical Devices and Complex Interventions.

Entry requirements

MSc: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc On-line study September 2019 - 3 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip On-line study September 2019 - 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert On-line study September 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

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Distance learning

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Clinical Trials Programme Administrator
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