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  Clinical Trials (Online) PGDip

Online University College Cork    College of Medicine and Health

Part time September PGDip 9 months part time
Medicine (26) Nursing & Health (27)

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Embark on a rewarding career in clinical trials with the Online PGDip in Clinical Trials. This programme, designed for working professionals, offers a comprehensive curriculum covering advanced clinical trial design, management of multicentre studies, and regulatory compliance. Upon completion, you will possess the skills to conduct world-class patient-focused research, evaluate clinical trial processes, and communicate effectively in online discussions. The collaboration with the Health Research Board Clinical Research Facility in Cork ensures access to experienced staff and quality oversight programs. Entry requirements include holding an honours Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Trials or equivalent, with Recognition of Prior Learning available for external certificate holders. Stand out in the competitive healthcare industry with the pathway to progress to an MSc in Clinical Trials, making this programme the ideal choice for physicians, nurses, scientists, and allied health professionals seeking career advancement in pharmaceutical, medical device, or academic sectors.

About the course

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Trials is an online course that is suitable for those of you wishing to pursue a career in clinical trials in the pharmaceutical, medical device, or academic sectors.

This is a fully online, part-time, programme designed for the working professional. You must complete the Certificate and Diploma in Clinical Trials prior to application to the MSc in Year 3. With three 10-week semesters, a week in the middle and end to catch up and complete work, this learning experience caters to the busy professional life of our students.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants accepted on the Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Trials are expected to hold an honours Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Trials (minimum Second Class Honours Grade II from UCC).

Applicants applying for the Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Trials and who have obtained a Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Trials or Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Research (or equivalent Postgraduate Certificate) from an institution other than UCC (minimum Second Class Honours Grade II) will be considered under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) on a case-by-case basis by the Clinical Trials Programme team.


EU Fee (Part-time): €7,340
Non EU Fee (Part-time): €7,900

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