St. George’s, University of London

Discover how to carry out research in clinical settings and work alongside experts to address a healthcare challenge.

How do you effectively carry out research in a clinical environment? And what can we do to improve healthcare practice and strategies? Join us to uncover the answers and prepare to shape the future of healthcare.

This course is designed for healthcare professionals or life sciences graduates interested in research. You’ll also be a great match if you work in clinical trials or are progressing from our Healthcare Research Skills and Methods PgCert.

Kickstart your research career

Research and innovation are in our DNA. Edward Jenner, the ‘father of vaccinology’ who created the world’s first vaccine (against smallpox), completed his medical training at St George’s in 1770. More recently, our research has helped accelerate the treatment of tuberculosis, malaria, HIV and Covid-19.

From patient engagement to laboratory analyses, you’ll experience the entire clinical study cycle. We’ll also share the latest research insights – our experts are exploring everything from new therapies for neonatal disorders and cancer, to how plants might help us make medicines accessible.


Biomedical scientists work at the cutting edge of research and medicine, helping to solve some of the most threatening diseases and conditions facing mankind. Specialising in clinical biomedical research, you’ll understand how to carry out research in clinical settings and use your findings to shape the future of practice.

By the end of the course, you’ll be confident planning and managing a research project. This includes knowing how to write a research proposal​, evaluate published research​ and identify good quality research. You’ll also have advanced skills in data handling, scientific communication and using technology to support research projects.

Some of our graduates work in research-active healthcare roles, while others engage with clinical research as trial managers or laboratory scientists.

Entry Requirements

Applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree but are current medical students who have successfully completed 360 credits (or equivalent) including at least 120 credits at Level 6 (or equivalent) of their medical degree are eligible to apply.

Closing Date

Applications typically open in November and close in July. Early applications are recommended.