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Master of Clinical Research

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Victoria University of Wellington


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.


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)

Entry criteria

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

Application Deadline - Trimester 1: 1 Dec.

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