Resources for starting out in regulatory affairs

If you are looking for your first role in regulatory affairs for human or animal medicines, or for medical devices, TOPRA's 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


Our courses for those new to Regulatory Affairs

TOPRA offers two levels of in-person courses for those new to or exploring a career in healthcare regulatory affairs. Basics courses are one-day primers on pharmaceutical, veterinary or medical device regulatory affairs; our Introductory courses are multi-day classes covering pharmaceutical or medical device regulatory affairs in much greater depth. 

Upcoming Basics courses

Begin DateTitleDescriptionCityCountry
10/04/2024Essentials of European Pharmaceutical Regulatory AffairsThis course will provide a basic but comprehensive overview of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs in a relaxed and interactive environment.Online MBAS0424O
10/04/2024Essentials of European Pharmaceutical Regulatory AffairsThis course will provide a basic but comprehensive overview of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs in a relaxed and interactive environment.LondonUnited KingdomBAS0424F
31/05/2024Essentials of European Pharmaceutical Regulatory AffairsThis course will provide a basic but comprehensive overview of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs in a relaxed and interactive environment.RotterdamNetherlandsMBAS0824
31/05/2024Essentials of European Pharmaceutical Regulatory AffairsThis course will provide a basic but comprehensive overview of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs in a relaxed and interactive environment.Online BAS0824O
03/06/2024Essentials of European Pharmaceutical Regulatory AffairsThis course will provide a basic but comprehensive overview of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs in a relaxed and interactive environment.LondonUnited KingdomBAS0624
12/06/2024Essentials of European Medical Device RAThis course will provide an overview of regulatory requirements and considerations for medical devices in a relaxed and interactive environment.Online MDB0624O
12/06/2024Essentials of European Medical Device RAThis course will provide an overview of regulatory requirements and considerations for medical devices in a relaxed and interactive environment.London MDBAS0624
03/07/2024Essentials of In-Vitro Diagnostics Regulatory AffairsThis course will provide a basic, comprehensive grounding in regulatory affairs for IVDs in a relaxed and interactive environment.OnlineOnlineIVDB24O
06/08/2024Essentials of European Pharmaceutical Regulatory AffairsThis course will provide a basic but comprehensive overview of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs in a relaxed and interactive environment.LondonUnited KingdomBAS0824F
06/08/2024Essentials of European Pharmaceutical Regulatory AffairsThis course will provide a basic but comprehensive overview of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs in a relaxed and interactive environment.Online BAS0824ON
14/10/2024Essentials of European Pharmaceutical Regulatory AffairsThis course will provide a basic but comprehensive overview of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs in a relaxed and interactive environment.LondonUnited KingdomBAS1024F
14/10/2024Essentials of European Pharmaceutical Regulatory AffairsThis course will provide a basic but comprehensive overview of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs in a relaxed and interactive environment.Online BAS1024O
29/11/2024Essentials of European Medical Device Regulatory AffairsThis course will provide an overview of regulatory requirements and considerations for medical devices in a relaxed and interactive environment.BerlinGermanyMDBAS1124
29/11/2024Essentials of European Medical Device Regulatory AffairsThis course will provide an overview of regulatory requirements and considerations for medical devices in a relaxed and interactive environment.OnlineOnlineMDBAS1124O

 

Upcoming in-depth Intro courses

Begin DateTitleDescriptionCityCountry
16/04/2024Overview of EU Pharmaceutical Regulatory AffairsModule 0 of the MSc:  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.LondonUnited KingdomIC042024
26/06/2024The 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.LondonUnited KingdomMDINTRO24
12/11/2024Overview of EU Pharmaceuticals Regulatory AffairsModule 0 of the MSc: 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.LisbonPortugalIC22024