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Health Care Research Methods PGDip




What will I learn?

This programme will give you the academic background and specialist skills to carry out healthcare and clinical research. If you are a nurse, medical doctor or other health professional working in contract research organisations, the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare, this programme is for you.

  • Learn how to take research forward in health services, academic environments, contract research organisations, or pharmaceutical industry environments
  • Gain a detailed picture of the complex and inter-related activities of the development cycle, from discovery to successful commercialisation
  • Gain an understanding of the regulatory framework governing good clinical research
  • Learn to apply the principles that you have learnt to your professional commitments
  • Develop skills in gathering, recording and communicating information
  • Available to study full-time or part-time on campus or online to fit around your other commitments


  • The William Harvey Research Institute offers state-of-the art core facilities, including a Genome Centre, a flow cytometry and cell sorting station, and in vivo imaging facilities
  • A Learning Resources Centre, open around the clock, with 200 networked PCs solely for the use of postgraduate students
  • Medical libraries located at the Royal London and St Bart's hospitals and at the main university campus at Mile End
  • Access to the Postgraduate Reading Room
  • Research access to the British Library

Career paths

This programme will give you the academic background and specialist skills to carry out healthcare and clinical research. This programme will help nurses, medical doctors and other health professionals work in contract research organisations, the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare.

Which department am I in?

William Harvey Research Institute

Study options

Full Time (9 months)

Tuition fees
£16,000.00 (US$ 19,684) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee

*View details on institution website

Application deadline

Expected September 2023

Start date

18 September 2023


Charterhouse Square

Queen Mary University of London,


EC1M 6BQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a Bachelors Degree. IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

For international students

Students need to have a 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject. IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing and Speaking, and 5.5 in Reading and Listening. TOEFL: 92 overall including 21 in Writing and Speaking, 18 in Reading and 17 in Listening.

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


About Queen Mary University of London

Students of all backgrounds can enjoy an exceptional education, and all the culture that London has to offer, if they choose to study at Queen Mary.

  • A world-leading Russell Group university
  • An exceptionally diverse student body
  • Excellent facilities with lots of investment
  • Has produced eight Nobel Prize winners

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