Postgraduate

Clinical Research/Clinical Research (Leadership)

Clinical Research/Clinical Research (Leadership) MClinRes, PGDip, PGCert

MClinRes (Leadership) - full time: 12 months, part time: 36 months, accelerated: part time 24 months
MClinRes - full time: 12 months, part time 36 months, accelerated: part time 24 months 
PGDip - part time: 24 months, accelerated: part time 12 months
PGCert - part time: 12 months 
CPD modules available

Profile

Our flexible courses allow you to study clinical research in the context of your work. We developed them with the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. They are ideal for health professionals and clinical research support staff. They also suit education and industry professionals who aspire to become a clinical academic.

Our courses encourage you to plan, conduct, analyse and write up clinical research in the context of your professional role. You'll learn about and develop clinical research in your workplace. This is the most valuable way of consolidating the theory you'll learn on the course. To do this you will need to nominate a workplace mentor. They will provide professional and specialist advice and guidance. They'll also support your studies, maintaining academic and clinical links throughout the course.  

Our staff

Academics, researchers and NHS clinicians deliver the course. They all have active research programmes in cellular medicine and neuroscience. We also have tutors from NHS research and development teams and local clinical research networks:

Delivery

Our courses offer flexibility, ensuring that your studies fit around your busy professional life. Attendance is approximately nine teaching days per academic year. You'll have a wide range of modules and pathways to choose from.

Teaching takes place on our Newcastle campus. Teaching methods vary between modules but include a combination of:

  • workshops
  • lectures
  • seminars

You will be allocated a tutor who will guide you throughout your course. You will also gain access to Blackboard, our online learning environment. This will enhance your self-directed study and provide support for work based assignments. 

As part of the course you'll take part in ‘Good Clinical Practice’ training. This is mandatory for professionals who conduct clinical research. If you can prove that you've already completed this training you won't need to repeat it. 

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  • Clinical Research/Clinical Research (Ageing) MClinRes, PGDip, PGCert (E-learning)

    Our online courses allow you to study clinical research in the context of your work. We developed them with the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. They are ideal for health professionals and clinical research support staff. They also suit education and industry professionals who aspire to become a clinical academic.

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Modules

Our courses are modular and you can study them part time, accelerated or full time. Depending on the pathway you choose, you will have a range of modules to choose from. You can tailor the course to the research methodologies that are most relevant to your role.

Modules for 2017 entry

You can also choose to complete a stand-alone module for professional development

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject, an MBBS, BDS, or international equivalent. You also need to have a workplace mentor to support you in your studies.

We also consider professionals who have an appropriate degree, or equivalent professional qualifications. You must work in a relevant field and have two years’ post-qualification experience.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

How to Apply

When you make your online application insert one of the following course codes on the 'Programme of Study' page:

  • 5852F MClinRes – full time
  • 4854P MClinRes – part time
  • 5846P MClinRes – accelerated part time 
  • 5845F MClinRes (Leadership) – full time 
  • 5845P MClinRes (Leadership) – part time 
  • 5847P MClinRes (Leadership) – accelerated part time
  • 3476P Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Research – part time
  • 3450P Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Research – accelerated part time
  • 3447P Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Research (Leadership) – part time
  • 3451P Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Research (Leadership) – accelerated part time
  • 3106P Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Research – part time 
  • 6028P CPD module

If you are applying for a CPD module you should apply on the CPD programme (6028P) and please include the module name and code you wish to study in your personal statement, eg 'I would like to study the CPD Clinical Trials module (MCR 8015)'.

Contact

Rachel Clannachan 
Programme Coordinator
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5199
Email: pgclinres@ncl.ac.uk

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