Clinical Research/ Clinical Research (Ageing)/ Clinical Research (Leadership) MClinRes; PGDip; PGCert

"The method of delivery of e-learning programmes is very good and allows you the time to get on with your day job. It is very flexible in terms of time and you are not restricted to attending specific sessions at particular times."
Arjun K Nambiar, E-learning MSc Clinical Research
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Part-time programme (accelerated and full-time programmes also available)
PGCert: 12 months | PGDip: 24 months | MClinRes: 36 months
Stand-alone modules also available
eLearning options available

This is a taught modular programme, delivered by Newcastle University with The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

It delivers high calibre, inter-disciplinary integrated training in research methodology focusing on the translation of research findings into therapy. It is possible to study this programme by attending teaching days on campus or through e-learning and it is possible to study 2 years concurrently at the discretion of the Degree Programme Director.

The programme provides professionals within the NHS (and international equivalents), ancillary services and industry with a comprehensive understanding of the processes involved in planning, conducting, analysing and writing up clinical research.

"Formal training in research methods and research governance provides an important springboard for the inexperienced clinical researcher. The Master of Clinical Research degree at Newcastle University has an excellent syllabus and the added bonus of multi-disciplinary input by faculty and students."
Professor James P Neilson, NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Dean for Training.

It will be particularly suitable if you are:

  • an NHS professional working in the field of clinical research, e.g. research nurse, clinical trial manager, and you want to improve your practice and expand your knowledge.
  • hoping to work in the field of clinical research and want to acquire the expertise you need.
  • an Academic Trainee e.g. NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow, requiring a thorough generic training in research methodology.

The programme is delivered by researchers with active research programmes in ageing, cellular medicine and neuroscience and is hosted by the Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School.

Course Pathways

The programme has the following pathways you can choose:

Standalone Modules

Ageing & Health E-learning Video, Newcastle University

Ageing & Health
E-learning Taster Video

Flexible study options are available - you can select to study modules on an individual basis to support your Continual Professional Development or you can choose to study via e-learning. Please contact the programme team for further details.

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