Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Clinical Research MClinRes

Clinical Research MClinRes

This programme is offered as e-learning or computer-based learning from Newcastle University, UK. Some face-to-face workshop sessions may be offered at the Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia campus in Iskandar Puteri, Johor.

Programme Outline

The Master of Clinical Research (MClinRes, PG Dip; PG Cert), is a part-time learning programme delivered by Newcastle University through a Virtual Learning Environment.

The training provides professionals within the healthcare sector (medical clinicians, clinical research nurses, ancillary services) and industry, including clinical research organisations and clinical research management, with a comprehensive understanding of the processes involved in planning, conducting, analysing and writing up clinical research.


The aim of the programme is to enable you to understand, develop, deliver, and disseminate clinical research. In your first year you will study the Certificate course, which consists of 60 credits.

You can then opt to progress up to Diploma, which consists of a further 60 credits.

In your third year, in order to gain the Masters you must also study the 60 credit Clinical Research Dissertation module.

Teaching and assessment are based on pragmatic and real world activities and learning.


Certificate level

  • Research Governance and Ethics
  • Research Study Design and Data Interpretation
  • Writing in a Research Setting

Diploma level

  • Designing a Research Proposal (Core)
  • Clinical Trials
  • Clinical Research Statistics
  • Ageing and Health
  • Clinical Research with Older People

Masters level

  • Clinical Research Project and Dissertation

If you prefer not to commit to a degree level course you are able to study many of the modules as individual study programmes.


Successful completion of the entire programme will lead to the award by Newcastle University of the degree Master of Clinical Research (MClinRes).

Exit awards for Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate are also available.

Entry requirements will be a degree or equivalent professional qualification.

Programme Fees

The fees are approximately £5400 per year and are paid in GBP to Newcastle University.

Career paths

The Newcastle University MClinRes, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate will equip you with an excellent skill set that will provide a sound basis on which to develop a career in clinical research.

A good degree from Newcastle University will also bestow a firm foundation upon which to build in order to forge a career in the global healthcare sector.


Applications are welcome throughout the year but the application deadline for commencing each academic year is the end of August. We will consider applicants individually after this date.

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in both written and spoken English.

Further information

For further information please visit the Faculty of Medical Sciences website.

Enquiries can be directed to:

Programme Co-ordinator
Tel: +44 (0)191 2225199