Doctorate in Clinical Research (DClinRes)

Programme structure

Our Doctorate in Clinical Research is run part-time over four years.

The taught component of the programme has been re-structured to better enable both national and international attendance. The course commences with a 5 day block of teaching in February 2015, with the remaining pre-thesis teaching components taking place over the next 18 months in smaller block delivery.

The taught blocks outlined above are the only components of the programme you will be expected to attend at the University of Exeter campus. Distance learning will support the taught material through blended learning approaches, including online discussion groups and one-to-one supervision via telephone or Skype. There will be one locally-based block delivery prior to the Doctoral Gateway in the second year. In the third year, there will be a further block in Exeter to evaluate progress on your thesis and for you to receive intensive support.  

There is a general expectation that you will return to Exeter for your viva following submission of your thesis; this will usually be between two to four months after submission.

Advanced Skills in Clinical Research and Critical Appraisal 90
Service Related Research Project 60
Major Research Project Proposal 60
Advanced Clinical Research Leadership and Reflective Organisational Practice 90
Major Clinical Research Project 240
Total credits 540