PG Cert Clinical & Translational Research

University College Dublin

Course Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research 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 in a busy Clinical Research Center, ensuring students have the opportunity to develop practical, employment relevant skills. This unique learning environment allows students to observe high quality clinical research in action while developing their communication and teamwork skills.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

4 Months Full-time

When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?


Placement options

Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 4,500

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits

  • Determinants of high-quality pre-hospital emergency care.
  • The evidence base for current and emerging clinical.
  • Plan, prepare and complete a piece of primary research in EMS (Minor Thesis) in year 2.
  • Critical appraisal and familiarity with common research methods.
  • The full range of drug treatments and other therapies commonly used in pre-hospital emergency care.
  • Innovation and emerging roles and responsibilities.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

In order to be eligible to compete for any course, you must obtain a minimum of Grade H5 in two subjects and a minimum of Grade O6/H7 in the remaining four subjects. For all courses Irish and English are required.

English Requirements

• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.

  1. A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
  2. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.

• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing center closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.

Special Entry Requirements


Career Prospects

Upon completion of this course you will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in clinical research. Recent graduates have found employment in the Pharmaceutical, Clinical Research and academic sectors.