Clinical Research PgCert - 2018 Entry

Entry Year
2018

Duration
Part time 12 Month(s)

Course Overview

This programme introduces the key principles, methods and techniques used in clinical research in modern health service settings. It will equip you with the essential skills required to effectively support healthcare research innovation.

These programmes are designed to cover the practicalities of conducting research as well as its theoretical basis. You will:

  • Enhance your knowledge of methodological concepts and analysis
  • Design research studies
  • Demonstrate understanding of the ethical and legislative frameworks for the management and governance of clinical research

The programmes are delivered by face-to face teaching and via online learning, which is supported by online resources. They are designed with a tiered exit structure and provide progression routes to the Masters Degree.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    This programme introduces the key principles, methods and techniques used in clinical research in modern health service settings. It will equip you with the essential skills required to effectively support healthcare research innovation.

    These programmes are designed to cover the practicalities of conducting research as well as its theoretical basis. You will:

    • Enhance your knowledge of methodological concepts and analysis
    • Design research studies
    • Demonstrate understanding of the ethical and legislative frameworks for the management and governance of clinical research

    The programmes are delivered by face-to face teaching and via online learning, which is supported by online resources. They are designed with a tiered exit structure and provide progression routes to the Masters Degree.

  • Entry Requirements

    Key Information

    Director of Studies: Dr Liz Brewster

    Duration: 12 months, part-time (PgCert); 24 months, part-time (PgDip)

    Entry requirements: First degree in a relevant subject. Applicants with relevant professional experience and without a first degree should contact the Course Director

      IELTS: At least 6.5 overall (minimum element scores apply)

    Assessment: Coursework, including reports, research proposals, critical appraisals and oral presentations

      Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.    
  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

      Core

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

    The Clinical Research programme is designed for professionals working in healthcare settings who are interested in building a research career. The programme offers a flexible pathway through study, with a tiered exit structure allowing students to exit with a PG Certificate (taken over 12 months) or progressing to a PG Diploma, or MSc over 36 months.

    The PG Certificate is 60 credits, currently £2,833 per annum.

    Visa restrictions mean that the PG Certificate is only open to home/ EU applicants.

    The full MSc Clinical Research programme (180 credits) is £8,500 for home/ EU students and £19,500 for overseas students.

    Home/ EU students can also choose from two study programme pathways:

    • Part time/ 24 month route: (90 credits per year for two years; £4,250 per annum).
    • Part time tiered exit/36 month route: (60 credits per year for three years; £2,833 per annum).

    For most Home/ EU students, it is likely they would complete the Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) in their first year, progressing on to the Postgraduate Diploma (a further 60 credits) in their second year, and the Masters (60 credit Dissertation) in their third year.

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.