This course offers knowledge and expertise relevant to a senior role in clinical research in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, device, contract research or site management company or the NHS.
If your line of work involves clinical research, this course is designed to help you advance and enhance your career.
Whether you work in the pharmaceutical industry, health service, for a contract research organisation, regulatory authority, data management organisation or in medical writing, we have tailored this programme to give you an outstanding grounding in clinical research skills and knowledge.
It’s the leading part-time, face-to-face MSc in Clinical Research and, by undertaking this course, you’ll be equipped to meet good clinical practice and regulatory quality standards for developing new healthcare interventions to improve treatments for patients.
The programme presents an overview of clinical trial processes and the regulations for bringing in a new chemical entity, and explores a broad range of therapeutic areas and their treatments in relation to clinical trials, drug registrations and drug safety.
We will support you to move confidently between these therapeutic areas and therefore increase your potential value to employers. In your dissertation year, you’ll be encouraged to carry out projects which have direct value to your employer, making this a highly attractive course for your employer to support.
This part-time MSc programme is recognised by the pharmaceutical industry and the Health Service as being of outstanding quality and practical value in the work place to clinical research professionals.
The programme is run over three calendar years of part-time study and is in a modular format. Teaching happens over four two-day sessions per year which takes place within Cardiff’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. These session are always scheduled at weekends to accommodate students’ existing employment commitments.
Clinical research is an expanding and highly competitive area. Undertaking this MSc will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to advance and enhance a career in clinical research.
This programme is suitable for graduates from healthcare, life sciences or other related disciplines, and healthcare professionals who are interested in a career in clinical trials in the health service, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, device industries, Contract Research Organisations/ suppliers to the pharmaceutical industry. It is also ideal for professionals working in clinical trials who wish to further develop their knowledge and skills of clinical trials.
Potential career opportunities include clinical trials, clinical research, clinical data management, regulation of clinical trials, medical writing, academic clinical trials, Phase I clinical trials units, the pharmaceutical industry, hospitals, archiving in clinical trials, quality assurance in clinical trials, clinical research project management, clinical trial administration, clinical trial co-ordinator, clinical trial administration/support to clinical trials and more.
After successfully completing this course, you will have an advanced standing both clinically and academically, with the potential to be at the forefront of your chosen profession.
Visit the Clinical Research - MSc page on the Cardiff University website for more details!
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