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MSc in Clinical Trials

Get a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford

The MSc in Clinical Trials is a new, flexible, distance-learning course. It is a collaboration between the ESC and the University of Oxford.

The ESC provides educational grants to selected candidates.

Applications for the MSc in Clinical Trials and the ESC educational grant are now closed. 

Applications for the October 2023 course will open in the Autumn of 2022.



Applications

Applications for October 2023 start will open in the Autumn of 2022.

Stay informed: europeanheartacademy@escardio.org

ESC educational grant

Apply for an ESC grant

The ESC provides a limited number of education grant to selected students, this grant covers the tuition fees for the two year programme.

Programme overview

The MSc in Clinical Trials is the first post-graduate programme proposed by the European Heart Academy that allows part-time distance learning.

The course will provide participants with in-depth training and understanding of how to plan and conduct randomised clinical trials.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with key opinion leaders and internationally renowned trialists.

Who should attend?

The MSc in Clinical Trials is open to healthcare professionals from across Europe and around the world.

The emphasis will be on training professionals working in cardiovascular disease. However other specialties will also be welcome.

Proficiency in English is required.

Why apply?

 

Structure and content 

Distance learning

Two years' programme with eight online modules including:

  • Lectures
  • Master classes
  • Seminars
  • Online community 
In-person training in Oxford

Over the two years, students will attend one compulsory one-week residential session at the University of Oxford, and a second optional face-to-face three-day session.

Self study
  • 15-20 hours of work per week
  • Online community - interact with fellow students and international clinical trialists
Module topics
  1. Introduction to the principles of randomised trials
  2. Regulatory and ethical framework and participant involvement
  3. Design to implementation: protocol, budget, set-up, monitoring and outcomes
  4. Data management and analysis
  5. Big data and new technologies
  6. Different types of trials and particular populations
  7. Health economics and outcome measures
  8. Meta-analyses and reporting

More information about the programme

Tuition fees

Total course fees for October 2022 start : 

  • Annual course fee for year 1 (2022-2023): GBP 9,235
  • Estimated annual course fee for year 2 (2023-2024): GBP £9,235

Accommodation in Oxford during both short residential sessions is included in the course fees. Travel and other expenses will be covered by the student.

For more information about possible fees increase, please check the University of Oxford website.