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MSc Clinical Trials

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October 2024

Programme Duration

2-5 years (MSc and PGDip) | 1-5 years (PGCert)

Academic Direction
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Modes of Study

Analyse and understand decisions affecting the design, delivery and assessment of clinical trials - an increasingly important field in global health. Expand your knowledge of key concepts in statistics and epidemiology and sharpen your practical skills. Learn from leading experts and advance your career.

Key features

  1. Shape the future of global health

    Clinical trials for the development of and rigorous evaluation of components of health care are crucial for the health of populations worldwide. This has been particularly evident in recent years amid growing understanding of the importance of trials and the skills of trial researchers on the global stage.

  2. Advance your career

    The MSc offers theoretical and practical understanding of the issues involved in the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of trials of health interventions. It allows those relatively new to the trials field, as well as those already active in trials, to develop and extend key skills and knowledge.

  3. Fit your studies around your life

    Study independently around your commitments from anywhere in the world. Achieve a prestigious qualification no matter where you are based, without putting your career on hold. With most degree materials offered asynchronously, fit your studies around your life and shape your workload and learning preferences.

  4. Benefit from international perspectives

    Earn a degree that is internationally valued and will help you pursue sought-after careers in health-related fields around the world. Benefit from a range of international perspectives, with students and tutors based worldwide, and materials and assessments that reflect the global reach of clinical trials in advancing different evidence bases.

  5. Access a wealth of resources

    Benefit from a virtual global classroom wherever you are - thanks to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which offers all of your learning materials, peer forums and tutor support. Access even more resources via the LSHTM Library and our Online Library.

  6. Join the world class

    Be part of our global alumni community, joining a distinguished list of University of London alumni from Nobel prize-winners to leaders in law, finance, humanities and other fields in more than 190 countries. Enjoy wide-ranging benefits including events, free online courses and more.


'I would absolutely recommend it. I learned a lot. It's very serious. They take this education really seriously.' – Cristiane Rodrigues, Denmark

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What our students say

“I would strongly recommend it, not just recommend it – it's been a fantastic learning experience for me.”

Bharath Kumar


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Start dates

  • October 2024 - application deadline closes