The Clinical Research programme is designed for professionals working in healthcare settings who are interested in building a research career. Following successful completion of the PG Certificate in Clinical Research, students have the opportunity to register for and progress to the PG Diploma.
The PG Diploma is 120 credits, taken as a part time tiered exit/24 month route and is available to students who have successfully undertaken the PG Certificate. This equates to 60 credits per year for two years (£3,806 per annum at 2021-22 prices). The total fee for the PG Diploma is £7,613
The programme offers a flexible pathway through study, with a tiered exit structure allowing students to exit with a PG Certificate, PG Diploma, or MSc over three years. Following completion of the PG Diploma, there is opportunity to progress to the MSc year. The full MSc Clinical Research programme (180 credits) is £11,420 for UK students and £24,430 for international students.
Visa restrictions mean that the PG Certificate and PG Diploma are only open to UK applicants.
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.
Fees for EU applicants
The UK government has announced that students who will begin their course in 2021 will no longer
be eligible to receive the same fee status and financial support entitlement as UK students. This
also applies to those who have deferred entry until 2021. Lancaster University has confirmed that
students from EU Member States in 2021-22 and later, will now be charged the same tuition fees as
other non-UK students.
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 or international
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
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.