UCL Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology




MSc Clinical Trials

  • Full-time: 1 year; students will attend two days per week (Tuesday & Thursday)
  • Part-time: 2 years; students will attend one day per week (Tuesday one year, Thursday the other)
  • Modular/Flexible: Flexible up to 5 years

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of 7 core taught modules, and a project module (60 credits).

PG Dip and PG Cert in Clinical Trials

These may be studied full-time, part-time or flexibly:

  • Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) consists of 7 core modules (120 credits)
  • Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) consists of 3 or 4 modules (60 credits)

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, online resources and practical work. Face-to-face teaching also gives you the opportunity to directly interact and engage with the multi-disciplinary teams working on a variety of trials. Assessment is through written examinations, oral and poster presentations, written assignments (e.g. essays, background section of a protocol, critical analysis of published work, and other opportunities to demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills). Students undertaking the MSc will also complete an independent research project.

Lectures will take place in the UCL Bloomsbury Campus. Teaching days include several lectures by guest speakers and experts in the subject matters, both from ICTM, wider UCL, and elsewhere. The Programme Director is Dr Angela Meade. Classes take place from October to the end of March.

The Institute is currently located at 90 High Holborn, however no teaching is scheduled in these premises. If you're a prospective student with a disability and require assistance, please do contact the Education Administrator (details below). As a UCL student, you will have access to all UCL learning facilities, including UCL libraries, museums and collections. You can find out information about study spaces, including availability and accessibility, on the UCL study sites webpage. 

You can now log in as a guest and take a look at the Clinical Trials PGT Handbook on Moodle.

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