Clinical Research PgDip - 2019 Entry
Part time 12 Month(s)
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 perational, 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.
Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.
Duration: 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 (12 months, part-time), PG Diploma (24 months, part-time), or MSc (36 months, part time). The MSc can also be studied full time over 12 months, or part time over 24 months.
Entry requirements: First degree in a relevant subject. Applicants with relevant professional experience and without a first degree should contact the Course Director
Assessment: Coursework, including reports, research proposals, critical appraisals and oral presentationsIELTS: At least 6.5 overall (minimum element scores apply). Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
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 (£3,167 per annum at 2019-20 prices). The total fee for the PG Diploma is £6,333.
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 £9,500 for Home/ EU students and £20,500 for Overseas students.
Visa restrictions mean that the PG Certificate and PG Diploma are only open to Home/ EU 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.
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.