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International Clinical Research and Technology (MSc)

Course Description

Examine the current clinical research environment and develop advanced skills to progress in the clinical research industry.

MSc in International Clinical Research and Technology is aimed at clinical research professionals seeking to build on existing knowledge to improve your practice.

Clinical research is an international, multi-billion dollar industry. It's highly regulated and increasingly, personnel who work in the industry are seeking professional qualifications relevant to their work.

Edinburgh Napier University has a track record of providing specialised educational packages in clinical research that are relevant and specifically designed for the workforce.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-International-Clinical-Research-and-Technology-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

What you'll learn

This course is intended to meet the educational needs of new or experienced clinical research associates or other clinical research professionals working within the global clinical trials market. It is intended to facilitate advanced practice in this group.

The course has been devised with ClinTec International Ltd who has a global reach and wealth of experience in managing clinical trials. This course examines relevant theories, regulations, legislation and is complemented by the support of industry experts in a variety of relevant topics.

This course can be studied flexibly both in a part-time and distance learning capacity.

Part-time study is flexible. Normally students will take three years to complete the programme if they undertake one module per week but the length of the course can be reduced to two years, if two modules are taken each week. Many part-time students undertake projects in their place of work.

Distance learning is identical in duration and content to a part-time course, this option replaces campus attendance with specially developed printed and online learning materials. You can study at your own pace, in your own time.

Subjects include:
- Preparing for operating in international clinical trials
- Challenges of operating in international clinical trials
- Working with technology and logistics in clinical trials
- Quality and safety for clinical trials
- Work based learning
- Research methods
- Dissertation

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.


This course will give you the platform to advance your career in this global industry.

Visit the International Clinical Research and Technology (MSc) page on the Edinburgh Napier University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above in any degree subject. Applicants must be working in clinical research or a related field of practice (for example Clinical Research Associate, Data Manager, Auditor in Clinical Research) for a minimum of three months prior to the course start date in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

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