Master of Clinical Research

  • CRICOS code: 055848G

Course overview

  • 18 months full time / 3 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February


Help lead the future of clinical research.

The Master of Clinical Research is the University of Melbourne’s premier course for medical professionals who want to want to build a career in clinical research.

Designed for health professionals from a range of clinical disciplines, including biomedical, medical, nursing, allied health, health science and social science, this program is suited to those either already involved in research and seeking to formalise their skills, or those wanting to start a career in the field.

You’ll gain the skills you need to plan and implement a clinical research program, learn to translate your research into clinical practice, and build a career on the frontiers of health care.

Who is this course for?

This course is tailored for medical and health professionals who wish to undertake clinical research in their current profession, and for those looking to work in the clinical research industry.


The Master of Clinical Research is part of a highly flexible nested suite of courses, designed for you to study to the level that suits your learning and career goals. It’s easy to turn the one year Graduate Certificate into the Masters, or to enrol in a Masters and leave with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma.

The Master of Clinical Research can also be a pathway to your PhD - it satisfies the 25-point research credit to PhD admission.

Looking for a shorter commitment? The Advanced Clinical Trial Design short course is a nine-day (over three teaching periods), assessment-free program. After successful completion of this short course, you will have the opportunity to progress to the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research or Master of Clinical Research. For more information see the Advanced Clinical Trial  Design short course guide.

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