Clinical Trials Programme

How to apply

You will need to complete an online application which includes references, a personal statement and other supporting documents, including English Language Certification

Applications must be submitted through the University’s online application service, EUCLID. Offers cannot be made without a fully completed online application.

The application does not have to be completed in one session - you can save your progress and return to complete the application at another time. You can apply to the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, the Masters Programme, and modules in our Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD) scheme here:

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Entry requirements

You will need at least a 2:1 in a health-related degree and, if applicable, proven English language proficiency. A basic knowledge of medical statistics would be an advantage.


You will need a strong background, at least a 2:1 or its equivalent at undergraduate level, in one of the following areas:

  • medicine
  • nursing
  • pharmacy
  • life sciences
  • biological sciences
  • statistics

International qualifications 

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements: 

Entry requirements by country 


If you fall below these requirements but have three to five years of relevant work experience we will consider your eligibility on a case-by-case basis.

Please contact us with details of your experience (an up to date CV) before applying so we can assess your suitability.

Work experience

This programme is most suited to health professionals already working in, or looking to specialise in, clinical trials. It will supplement and extend previous undergraduate training and work experience, giving you the skills and knowledge to lead clinical trials.

English language requirements

You must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence.

Link to English language requirements

Providing a reference

You will usually be asked to provide a reference in support of your application.

Find out what to include in your reference here

Accreditation of prior learning

If you have studied towards a similar programme elsewhere, you may be able to transfer your credits.

You can apply for recognition of Accredited Prior Learning (APL) for a maximum of 60 credits for a master’s degree (and for 40 or 20 credits for a diploma or certificate).

APL is most likely to be recognised if you have started a similar course at another university but were unable to continue due to relocation.

Get in touch if you would like to discuss this.

Supporting documents

Your application will require supporting information, with translations where applicable, including:

  • a transcript of your degree certificate (or interim certificate if you have yet to graduate), with details of degree examinations passed and the marks and grades awarded
  • certificates for any other relevant qualifications
  • a copy of your CV
  • one academic or professional reference (this can be provided electronically)
  • an English Language certificate, if applicable

Personal statement

We also advise you to include a personal statement. You should aim to include the following information:

  • What is your motivation for undertaking this programme and what information can you provide in support of this?
  • What skills and experience do you have relevant to this programme?
  • How will this programme benefit your future career plans?