We offer a wide range of postgraduate qualifications in research We offer a wide range of postgraduate qualifications in research

MSc by Research

Supervised research degree awarded on the basis of a thesis and oral examination and can be studied full time or part-time.  MSc by Research students are registered for 1 year full time or 2 years part time. The degree is awarded on the basis of a maximum 40,000 word thesis and oral examination.
Ideal for those seeking research training for progressing to a PhD.

MPhil and PhD

Supervised research degree awarded on the basis of a thesis and oral examination, can be studied full time or part time.

MPhil students are registered for 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time. The degree is awarded on the basis of a maximum 65,000 word thesis and oral examination.

PhD students are registered for 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time. Assessment is based on the production of a thesis of a maximum 100,000 words and oral examination.

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Supervised research degree awarded on the basis of a thesis and oral examination and can be studied full time or part-time.  

MD students are registered for 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time. The degree is awarded on the basis of a maximum 65,000 word thesis and oral examination.

Doctor of Medicine (MD) by Publication

This route is no longer available to applicants registering from 01 October 2017. Prospective applicants for this course may be interested in the degree of PhD by Publication.

Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD)

A research degree that integrates clinical practice with academic training and supervised research, is studied full-time over three years.

The ClinPsyD qualifies successful students for eligibility to register with the Health and Care Professions Council, Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society as Chartered Clinical Psychologists and for employment in the National Health Service as clinical psychologists.

A full list of fees, for both Home/EU Students and International Students, can be found below.

Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care

A part-time supervised research degree with integrated taught study blocks. The degree is awarded on the basis of successful completion of the taught elements and a thesis and oral examination. Students are registered at 0.4 FTE for 5 years. Assessment is based on passing the taught elements and the production of a thesis of a maximum 65,000 words and oral examination.