Clinical Research

Each on-site module (see the full list on the course website) includes a structured curriculum of weekly lectures and tutorials (problem-based learning). For modules provided by distance learning, there will also be monthly sessions to monitor module progression and review any challenging content areas. Classes may also take place outside of office hours to accommodate those in full-time employment.

1. Blended learning: The course is delivered online with some face-to-face components, a flexible learning environment enabling you to study at a time and place that is convenient and suits your lifestyle.

2. Course contributors: It includes senior academics and medical professionals from NUI Galway and Galway University Hospitals who are actively engaged in clinical research.

3. This master's programme is closely linked with the HRB Clinical Research Facility here in NUI Galway. Teaching and learning supports available, aim to increase students' knowledge and skills of effective implementation of health promotion interventions in the clinical research arena.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Students must have completed either: 1) undergraduate degree in medicine; 2) other healthcare-related undergraduate degree, minimum Second Class Honours Grade 2.1* or 3) Biomedical Sciences, minimum Second Class Honours Grade 2.1*.

Applications from graduates of non-healthcare-related degrees are also considered (minimum requirement of Second Class Honours Grade 2.1*) on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with significant relevant experience will also be considered for this programme.

*Or equivalent international qualification.

Application dates

CLOSING DATE: 26 May 2023. Offers will be made on a continuous basis up until that date.


1MCR1: 1 year full-time, 1MCR2: 2 years part-time.

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Career Opportunities
Clinical Research graduates are expected to progress to become principal investigators or administrators in the conduct, managing and monitoring of clinical research. Such roles have become a prominent source of jobs in a variety of settings, including universities and colleges, the pharmaceutical industry, non-academic clinical research organisations, hospitals, independent funding agencies and government agencies. Additional opportunities include employment in teaching and consultation settings.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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