Masters | Postgraduate Course - Clinical Research PG Dip Course Details within Queen Mary University of London

Graduate Admissions Office
Tel:020 7882 5533
Fax:020 7882 5588
Email:admissions@qmul.ac.uk
Start Month(s)
September and January
Contact Name
William Harvey Research Institute
Clinical Research PG Dip

Study Details

PGDip Variable 2 years Part time

The Clinical research programme provides a credit-bearing training opportunity for academic clinical fellows and clinical lecturers in medicine and dentistry.

This programme gives you the opportunity to develop academic research skills within the framework of your busy clinical training programme. It is designed for clinical academic trainees in all specialties and is available for September or January start.

The programme will:

  • Prepare you for a career in academic clinical research
  • Provide formal training in the regulatory and ethical framework for clinical research
  • Develop your key skills in research design, statistical analysis, and critical review
  • Encourage you to engage with public and patients, communicate effectively with different audiences, and understand the importance of communication to the public perception of research
  • Equip you to undertake independent research, including critical thinking and consideration of research impact
  • Meet the requirement of the NIHR and other funders for academic clinical fellows to undertake relevant training in research methodology.

Module details

Core modules
(Part 1)

  • Clinical study design
  • Ethics and regulation in clinical research
  • Data management
  • Statistics

Option modules
(Part 1)

  • Communication and public engagement
  • Practical aspects of clinical research

(Part 2)

  • Research from the literature
  • Practical project
  • The grant proposal

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have MBBS or BDS and be employed as Academic Clinical Fellow or Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary or associated NHS Trusts. Individuals with non-clinical qualifications and employment at QM or associated NHS Trusts will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Programme Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.