Starting out in regulatory affairs

A career in healthcare regulatory affairs

If you are looking for your first role in regulatory affairs for human or animal medicines, or for medical devices, the TOPRA careers pages are an essential port of call. As a leading professional body for healthcare regulatory affairs we are committed to delivering the support you need throughout your career.

Here are some useful tips for starting your regulatory affairs career:

  • Be prepared to take another role in the drug or device development process as a stepping stone.
  • Review your CV for skills and experience that would be particularly transferable - eg, good communication skills, project management and/or the ability to synthesise information
  • Enrol with a specialist regulatory recruitment consultant who can advise you

How TOPRA can help

Upcoming Basics courses

Begin DateTitleDescriptionCityCountry
27/02/2020Essentials of European Pharmaceutical Regulatory AffairsThis course will provide a basic, comprehensive grounding in pharmaceutical regulatory affairs in a relaxed and interactive environment.LondonUnited KingdomBAS0220
26/03/2020Essentials of European Veterinary Regulatory AffairsThe world of veterinary regulatory affairs can be a confusing and complex place, particularly if you have no formal veterinary or regulatory affairs background. The purpose of this course is to provide you with a clear and concise understanding of the role played by regulatory affairs in obtaining and maintaining marketing authorisation for veterinary products.LondonUnited KingdomVETBAS20
29/04/2020Essentials of In-Vitro Diagnostics Regulatory AffairsThis course will provide a basic, comprehensive grounding in regulatory affairs for IVDs in a relaxed and interactive environment.LondonUnited KingdomIVDBAS20
06/05/2020Essentials of European Pharmaceutical Regulatory AffairsThis course will provide a basic, comprehensive grounding in regulatory affairs in a relaxed and interactive environment.BrusselsBelgiumBAS0520
23/06/2020Essentials of European Medical Device Regulatory AffairsThis course will provide a basic, comprehensive overview of regulatory requirements and considerations for medical devices in a relaxed and interactive environment.LondonUnited KingdomMEDBAS620
06/08/2020Essentials of European Pharmaceutical Regulatory AffairsThis course will provide a basic, comprehensive grounding in regulatory affairs in a relaxed and interactive environment.LondonUnited KingdomBAS0820
12/11/2020Essentials of European Medical Device Regulatory AffairsThis course will provide a basic, comprehensive overview of regulatory requirements and considerations for medical devices in a relaxed and interactive environment.DublinIrelandMDBASIRE20
24/11/2020Essentials of European Pharmaceutical Regulatory AffairsThis course will provide a basic, comprehensive grounding in regulatory affairs in a relaxed and interactive environment.LondonUnited KingdomBAS1120

Upcoming in-depth Intro courses

Begin DateTitleDescriptionCityCountry
31/03/2020The Spring Introductory Course (Pharmaceuticals)An Introduction to Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs (Module 0 of the MSc Regulatory Affairs). This course covers all aspects of the product development process, and provides a sound overview of EU legislation and regulatory procedures, including the central role regulatory affairs plays in modern healthcare companies.CheshuntUnited KingdomIC12020
08/07/2020The Medical Device Introductory Course(Module 13 of the MSc Medical Devices) Providing those new to Medical Device Regulatory Affairs with an understanding of the regulatory requirements for medical devices in the EU.Kings LangleyUnited KingdomINTROMD20
17/11/2020The Autumn Introductory Course (Pharmaceuticals)An Introduction to Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs (Module 0 of the MSc Regulatory Affairs). This course covers all aspects of the product development process, and provides a sound overview of EU legislation and regulatory procedures, including the central role regulatory affairs plays in modern healthcare companies.BerlinGermanyIC22020