GradCert Clinical & Translational Research

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 30)

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials aims to develop employment ready experts, who will implement clinical research programmes to the highest ethical, regulatory and scientific standards. Our graduates will be industry ready, internationally mobile and adequately skilled to pursue successful clinical research careers. Students are taught and assessed by experts from the Clinical Research Centre, ensuring students have the opportunity to develop employment relevant knowledge and skills.
The online learning environment allows you to study in your own location, while providing you with constant access to the tutors at the UCD Clinical Research Centre through discussion forums and regular email contact.


On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Clinical ReSearch students will be able to


  • Understand the key activities to be undertaken to ensure successful clinical trial initiation and management.
  • Comprehend clinical trial regulations and appreciate the importance, practical use and evolution of these regulations.
  • Participate in programmes of clinical research that comply with the highest national and international legal, regulatory and scientific standards.
  • Be familiar with the documents required to be compiled for an ethics & regulatory clinical trial application & appreciate the important of quality system and SOPS.
  • Appraise, evaluate and enhance clinical research protocols, ensuring the highest quality research outputs.
  • Possess excellent communication and presentation skills, appropriate to the multidisciplinary clinical research environment.
  • Collaborate with patients, academic partners and industry to complete clinical research programmes.
  • Commit to continuous lifelong learning and further diffusion of their clinical research expertise.

Curricular information is subject to change

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

GradCert Clinical & Translational Research (X882) Part Time
EU/NONEU    fee per year - € 3870

***Fees are subject to change

The following entry routes are available:

GradCert Clinical & Translational Research (Online) (Jan)PT (X882)
8 Months
Part Time
Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised