The University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research is a two-year course for experienced medical professionals who want to want to build a career in clinical research. Designed for health professionals from a range of clinical disciplines, including biomedical, medical, nursing, allied health, health science and social science, this program is suited to those either already involved in research and seeking to formalise their skills, or those wanting to start a career in the field.

Designed for

Researcher professionals working in clinical research in Universities, hospitals, research institutes and government organisations


To gain the Graduate Diploma, you must complete five core subjects (adding up to 75 credit points) and 1-2 elective subjects (25 credit points). You can complete the course over one year full-time, or two years part-time.


  • Clinical research

Standard entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in medicine, an allied health profession, science or social science
  • And at least one year of documented, relevant professional work experience in a medical, scientific or allied health environment.

Study pathways

Full credit for completion of the Graduate Diploma is given into the next level of award: the Master of Clinical Research.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $14,016
International: $36,928
  • Part-time : 1 year

Further information

Streams: Biomedical research management; Neuroscience; Oncology; Clinical trials coordination; Clinical trials monitoring.

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