Master of Clinical Research

  • CRICOS code: 055848G

Where will this take me?


The Master of Clinical Research is driven by industry needs and highly regarded by employers. The specialist knowledge developed through the course will expand your career prospects and put you at the heart of opportunities in healthcare.

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

Graduates of the Masters will have:

  • A comprehensive foundation in the methodologies of clinical research
  • A comprehensive understanding of clinical research and issues associated with good clinical practice, ethics and regulations, as well as analytical and project and team management techniques
  • High level analytic and problem-solving skills using techniques acquired during the course and independent critical thinking in your field of relevant clinical speciality
  • The ability to apply theoretical knowledge in the independent design and implementation of a significant research project
  • The ability to write scholarly papers and present their research findings, such as a specialist conference or seminar.

Ronan Burder

I currently work as the central clinical trial coordinator for a phase 4 RCT, being run from 17 hospitals nationally.

This course directly impacted my career. When I started studying, I was a retail assistant working part-time in menswear, and I got this job mid-way through the course. The undertaking of this course set me above many applicants, I believe - even experienced trial nurses - as it proved I had an advanced understanding of clinical research.

Previously when I was looking for work I didn't really have any experience, but more than that, I just didn't know what I didn't know. Halfway through the course, I began to look for volunteer and paid clinical trials positions to get some real experience. I became more confident of my understanding of the industry, and I developed the language to realise the gaps in my knowledge.