Clinical Research (M.Sc.)

Out-of-the-Box-Thinking and Multidisciplinary Collaboration


The Master's Program in Clinical Research (MPCR) at Dresden International University is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the methodology and practice of clinical research. Our program creates an international platform for medical scientists that emphasizes teamwork, creativity, out-of-the-box thinking, and multidisciplinary collaboration. With our strong partnership with Harvard University, we recognize the grades of the international nine-month distance-learning program "Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (PPCR)" offered by the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, allowing graduates of the PPCR course to directly continue with our Master's program and shorten their study time.


Our program provides students with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of clinical research and prepares them for a successful career in the field. Upon completion of the program, students will receive the academic title of Master of Science (M. Sc.) from the Dresden International University. Our program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to advance in their careers and make a positive impact in the field of clinical research.

At Dresden International University, our approach to teaching is centered on collaboration and active learning. Our lecturers work closely with students to generate new ideas and research questions, while also helping to develop individual skills and thinking strategies. This close, open relationship between students and teachers not only fosters a deeper understanding of the subject matter but also creates a valuable professional network for our students.

Our curriculum is built on a solid theoretical foundation, but also places a strong emphasis on the practical application of clinical research. Our students are trained to negotiate contracts, independently develop and implement clinical research projects, and evaluate the potential risks and benefits of their projects. This approach ensures that our students are well-prepared to succeed in the field of clinical research after graduation.


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Next program start:
January 27, 2024
Application deadline:
December 12, 2023

Target group

  • PPCR graduates and students
  • Medics and nurses interested in clinical research
  • Researcher in the medical field


interactive videoconference based live lectures and virtual plattforms for every time collaboration between students themselves and with lecturers

lecturers with a high level of theoretical and practical knowledge offer interesting discussions on current and future topics


international students with experiences of their own specific field enable interesting and exciting exchanges within the study group


Admission requirements

  • completed university studies (240 ECTS) which are recognised in your country of origin
  • registration for the PPCR course of “Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health” or you have a certificate about passing this course
  • proof of currently working in the field of clinical research
  • and at least one-year of professional experience

Overview of the study contents

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Program Directors

Dr. Ben M. W. Illigens, MBI

Instructor in Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA United States and Director, German Sites Development Principles and Practice of Clinical Research Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Prof. Dr. med. habil. Timo Siepmann, FAHA

Attending Physician, Head of Cerebrovascular Outpatient Clinic (Department of Neurologie, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus), Site Director, Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health), Managing Director, Reformed Medical Degree Program (Technische Universität Dresden)


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Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Program start:
15 months (excluding PPCR course)
Credit points:
60 points
Program type: 
Part time
Tuition fees:
895 € per month (excl. fees for the PPCR program)
Financing available
Scholarship database:
Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for foreign students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations. 

This course is accredited

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