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What will I learn?

Help improve human health. Study Clinical Research and get the skills you need to carry out evidence-based research that will advance medical knowledge.

You’ll learn to use both qualitative and quantitative research methods, and find out how to critically evaluate current literature. Gain knowledge in good study design and research practice, data analysis and research presentation. You'll find out how to carry out clinical trials and cover ethical and cultural issues in clinical research.

Careers

You‘ll be able to expand your current work to include clinical research, or move into a new career as a clinical researcher in a range of areas in the health sector. You might work for a drug company, a hospital clinical trials unit or a research institute.

If you haven’t completed the Diploma but have significant and relevant clinical research experience, you might still be admitted into the Master’s programme.

Programme requirements

For this programme you’ll need to:

Complete the 120 point thesis course Thesis in Clinical Research (CLNR 591)

Which department am I in?

Wellington Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (2 trimesters)

Tuition fees
NZ$40,100.00 (US$ 25,018) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 December 2020

More details

Start date

2 March 2021

Venue

Victoria University of Wellington

Kelburn Campus,

Level 2, Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade,

WELLINGTON,

Kelburn,

6012, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be accepted into this programme you will need: A Bachelor's degree with a B range average; To have met the prerequisites for the subject you wish to study (see subject section below); To be accepted by the programme director as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study. English Language Requirements: IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0; TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing; Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 65 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 58) EPP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5.

For international students

To be accepted into this programme you'll need:

  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Research
  • To be accepted by the programme director as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study

Proof of English proficiency

To be accepted into this programme you will need to meet one of the following:

IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0

TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing

Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 58 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 50)

EPP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5

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There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

In response to the world’s changing demands, the Wellington Faculty of Science invests in creating programmes in distinctive and emerging areas.

  • Based in Wellington - the science capital of New Zealand
  • Academic staff are highly regarded internationally
  • Home to world-ranking research programmes
  • Offers students state-of-the-art facilities