M.Sc in Clinical Research

  • About Program

    Our award-winning MSc Clinical Research programme introduced by ICRI was India's first & till date the most sought-after programme within the science fraternity.
    The comprehensive curriculum embedded with training for more than 1500 hours enhances the avenues available to students when they step into the industry for faster career scope in MSc Clinical Research. The mix of Clinical Research, Clinical Data Management, Medical Writing and Pharmacovigilance curriculum along with Management Module and Soft Skills in the course ensures a head start to move up the corporate ladder faster.
    The objective of MSc in clinical research course is to develop students over a period of two Years by rigorous fieldwork and academics, ensuring students spend last 3 months as interns with hospitals/Pharma Companies/CRO's who are ICRI industry partners

Duration & Eligibility

M.Sc – 2 Years

Graduate or Postgraduate in Life Sciences / Microbiology / Biotechnology / Pharmacy / Medicine / Nursing / Physiotherapy / Dentistry / Homeopathy / Ayurvedic / Nutrition / Paramedical Technology and Veterinary Science with min 55%.

Fee Structure - (Per Semester/Instalment)

Particulars Tuition fees Academic Services Fee Total Fee
All India Quota 72,500 15,000 87,500
Uttarakhand/Himalyan State Quota
(After 26% Scholarship on Tuition Fee)
53,700 15,000 68,650



  • Two year program offers blended learning as students can always refer to the material available online.
  • Students will be exposed to hospitals and industries for practical exposure including exposure to BA/BE units & live projects.
  • Industry experts are called for delivering guest lectures to keep the students updated with iv-latest technology, requirements and industry updates.
  • Seminars / Conferences are the integral part of the curriculum that ensure the industry participation for the students.

Higher Education

All Graduate or Postgraduate in Life Sciences/ All Doctors MBBS, BDS, BUMS, BAMS, / BPT/ B Pharma are eligible for the program. Upon successful completion of M. Sc program graduates may go for PhD in Clinical Research.

Placement Opportunities

Placement opportunities are available in hospitals, leading CROs and pharmaceutical companies for Doctors / Paramedics / Life-Science Graduates /

 For Doctors: Principal Investigators / Co-investigator / Medical Advisor / Drug Developers / Regulatory Affairs Manager / Clinical Research Physician.

For Paramedics, Pharmacists & Life Science Graduates: Medical Writers / Clinical Research Associates / Site coordinators / Clinical Research Manager / Drug Development Associates / Clinical Data Management / Pharmacovigilance Executive / Clinical Trail analyst / Drug Reviewer / Drug Safety Physician & many more

For Management Professionals: (with Life Science/Health Science background) Business Development / Clinical Project Management / Clinical Research Management / Regulatory Affairs.

Job Roles of CR Professionals

Clinical Research Associates: To monitor clinical trials, ensure compliance with the clinical trial protocol, checks clinical sites activities, make on-site visits, CRFs.

Clinical Research Investigators: Conduct BA/BE studies, writing / revising SOP, review of protocols, investigators brochures, ICF & CRFs Protocol, CRF & ICF preparations plans and conduct of BA/BEIEC/IRB affairs-GC.

Study Coordinators: Provides safety & protection while collecting & managing the study data.

Data Manager / Biostatistician: Design, study & predict the seriousness of the disease, seriousness of the disease, evaluate new treatment and effectiveness of medication, participate in research design, data collection, choosing & implementing appropriate methodologies, interpreting the results.

Regulatory Affairs Managers: Review & registration of documents, evaluation of technical data, liaison with regulatory authorities.

Clinical Trials Auditors: Conducts audits for regulatory function within the trial department to assure compliance with GLP/GCP in accordance with established FDA regulations and company policies & standard operating procedure.

Clinical Research Managers: Manage, supervise, train, mentor clinical research staff, approve investigator's study, budget & contract, review & approve regulatory documents, develop a protocol, approve CRFs, review study data.

Business Development Manager: Identify potential clients, establish business relations, responsible for meeting new clients, following up on leads, market research.

Drug Safety Associate: Manage & relay drug safety information, maintain current knowledge of global drug safety regulations, summarize clinical safety data, write narratives with medical input, report SADRs to Regulatory Authorities, participate in training on drug safety issues & another task under drug safety.

Medical Writer: Documentation, manuscripts, abstracts, external communication tools Clinical Data Manager: Ensures the accuracy & consistency of data prepared for regulatory bodies for reporting purpose.

Program Educational Objectives

1. To familiarize the students to the basic and advanced concepts of pharmacology, clinical trials and management.

2. To understand the ethics, rules and regulations pertaining to clinical research and drug regulatory affairs

3. To acquaint with Argus, GCP some understanding of GMP and GLP, clinical data management and Pharmacovigilance.

Outcomes of the Program

Upon completion of this program graduates will be able to:

i. Demonstrate the skills to plan, design, develop, execute, monitor and manage clinical protocol

ii. Explain organization structure, use of technology, leadership quality and how technology effect on organizational design

iii. Have an insight into types & phases of clinical trials, BA/BE studies, pathophysiology, pharmacology and therapeutics. Should be able to conduct clinical trials, manage data, report ethically, conduct and monitor including remote monitoring of data on conduct epidemiological study. Write detail medical report submit on IND prepare ethical dossier.

iv. Bring innovative ideas for developing research projects, live projects at a CRO/SMO/SITE/Data monitoring pharmacovigilance/Regulatory/ Research Organisation site, industrial research, internship, and performance in the profession

v. Have knowledge on IPRs, IRBs, CPSEA, Declaration of Helsinki GCP, Medical writing, CLINICAL DATA MANAGEMENT pharmacovigilance.3000+ industry partners have provided internship & placement opportunities to the students.

About ICRI – Institute of Clinical Research (INDIA)


ICRI has been there since 2004 shaping new age careers in the field of Clinical Research, Healthcare Management, Hospital Management, Clinical Data Management, Medical Tourism. ICRI has unique industry oriented curriculum & is offering specialized courses as per industry requirement. Along with sector specific courses ICRI has strong university collaborations across India. Dehradun being the most preferred location for aspirants to take a step ahead for their higher education ICRI has strong academic collaboration with one of the leading universities in Dehradun DIT UNIVERSITY. ICRI in collaboration with one of the top universities in Dehradun DIT UNIVERSITY provides job oriented MSC and PhD courses with 100% placement record. ICRI – DIT University aims to prepare aspirants industry ready with Holistic education with focus on human values and ethics.



Program Curriculum (As Per FFCBCS Scheme)

M.Sc in Clinical Research