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 £3,997 per annum.
Visa restrictions mean that the PG Certificate is only open to UK applicants.
The full MSc Clinical Research programme (180 credits) is £11,990 for UK students and £25,650 for international students.
UK students can also choose from two study programme pathways:
• Part time/ 24 month route: (90 credits per year for two years; £5,995 per annum at 2022/23 prices).
• Part time tiered exit/36 month route: (60 credits per year for three years; £3,997 per annum at 2022/23 prices).
For most UK 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.
Scholarships and Bursaries
At Lancaster, we believe that funding concerns should not stop any student with
the talent to thrive.
We offer a range of scholarships
and bursaries to help cover the cost of tuition fees and/or living expenses.
Additional course costs and information
There may be extra costs related to your course for items such as books, stationery, printing,
photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following your studies, you may
need to pay a subscription to a professional body for some chosen careers.
Specific additional costs for studying at Lancaster are listed below.
Lancaster is proud to be one of only a handful of UK universities to have a collegiate system.
We have nine colleges in total, and every student belongs to a college, whether you live on
campus or choose to commute. All students pay a small college membership fee, which supports
the running of college events and activities. Once you have been accepted into a college, you
will receive confirmation and be required to pay a college membership fee.
For students starting in 2022, the fee is £40 for undergraduates and research students and £15
for students on one-year courses.
Computer Equipment and Internet access
To support your studies, you will also require access to a computer, along with reliable internet
access. You will be able to access a range of software and services from a Windows, Mac,
Chromebook or Linux device. For certain degree programmes, you may need a specific device, or we
may provide you with a laptop and appropriate software - details of which will be available on
relevant programme pages. A dedicated
IT support helpdesk is available
in the event of any problems.
The University provides limited
to assist students who do not have the required IT equipment or Broadband support in place.