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MSc Clinical Trials

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1 Year
 Start month

 Tuition fee

23020 GBP
9020 GBP
75 GBP

Application fee

International 75 GBP
National 75 GBP
Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

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.

  • The Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology (ICTM) at UCL is a global leader in the field with over 450 researchers (including clinicians, statisticians, trials managers) working within it. Students will meet and be taught by many of these researchers.
  • Using a diverse range of clinical trials designs and methodology the ICTM provides evidence that impacts on a wide variety of diseases and has a particular strong track record in cancer, HIV, tuberculosis, primary care, and mental and women's health.
  • There is expertise from early to late phase clinical trials, stratified medicine and novel interventions such as targeted therapies.
  • Student / staff ratios › 75 staff › 13 research students

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Eligibility Criteria

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).

English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is:Good

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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

All students undertake a project which consists of a project proposal of 2,000 words, a 20-minute oral presentation, and a journal paper of 6,000 words.

Teaching and Learning
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.

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How to Apply

Please read carefully the following application process guidelines, if you are considering applying to graduate taught programmes at UCL.

1. Identify the degree programme at UCL you wish to study
All graduate taught programmes offered at UCL are listed in the taught degrees section.

2. Check the entry requirements
Check that you meet the entry requirements for the programme you are interested in:

  • View academic entry requirements in the relevant programme entry of the Graduate Prospectus
  • Find out which qualifications UCL accepts from other countries (select your country from the map)
  • Check UCL’s English language proficiency requirements, if your previous education has not been conducted in English.
  • If you have additional questions, a contact name, telephone number and email address is given for each programme on the relevant page of the Graduate Prospectus.

3. Check application deadlines

  • Check application deadlines for your programme of interest. Please note that programmes close at 5pm London time on the date advertised.
  • In general, you should apply as soon as you can as many programmes fill up before the deadline. If the programme is full it will not appear as an option in the online application system
  • Consider funding application deadlines, if this applies to you.

4. Submit your application online

  • Apply directly to UCL for most graduate programmes
  • Apply for Teacher Training programmes
  • You must submit your application yourself and not via an agency.
  • Applications must be supported by:
  • two references from people who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying;
  • transcripts (in English) for all qualifications that are relevant to your application;
  • English language certificate (if applicable)
  • See a list of what you need to apply.
  • Please note that references must be received within two weeks of the programme deadline in order for you to have the best chance of being considered.

5. Await decision
You will be able to track the progress of your application via the UCL Applicants Portal (log-in required).

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