Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Full Time/ Part Time

Based in the School of Medicine, successful completion of this two year, full-time or four year, part-time postgraduate research degree will enable you to complete a doctoral level research degree.


The revised full-time degree programme has been aligned more effectively with the three-year timeframe available to you as a clinician during your training, to conduct “out of programme” research. This provides candidates with a structure that supports and facilitates completion of the research project and the writing of the doctoral thesis for examination within this timeframe.

The part-time variant is offered for eligible applicants who wish to study for a doctoral level research degree over a longer period and are able to study part-time over a period of four years.

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Course Modules 2017/8

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Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirement

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How to Apply

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