Doctor of Medicine-MD
- 2024 Entry Points
- February, June, October
- Full or part-time
- 2 yrs FT or 4yr PT
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.
Our training programme offers the opportunity to conduct your research, supported by research active academics whose expertise will support you. Your research will be conducted within a training pathway designed to develop you as a researcher through a programme of Personal and Professional Development Training. The training pathway, which is based around the Researcher Development Framework, contains a mixture of mandatory and bespoke training, offering you the opportunity to supplement your existing skills.
The course is offered on a full-time or part-time basis, Part-time courses are only available to applicants who can study within the UK on this basis.
MD students are registered for 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time. For both variants, a further 1 year of Registration Only is available at the end of the period of study.
Assessment is based on the production of a thesis of a maximum 65,000 words and oral examination. The thesis must be submitted prior to the end of the Registration only year.
For further information about the structure and content of this course, please e-mail Professor Alex Macgregor, Course Director.
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme is typically for hospital clinicians undertaking research that is associated with their employment.
Candidates should have been employed for at least two years in an appropriate clinical or scientific position.
A qualification which is recognised for registration by the General Medical Council for the United Kingdom should have been held for at least three years at the time of submission of the thesis or body of published work.
It is expected that candidates are either a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) graduate of either this University or a graduate of another approved university holding an appointment or an honorary appointment within a health or social care facility that has established research or teaching links with University of East Anglia (UEA).
For full details, visit the School of Medicine entry requirements web page.
The MD has four standard entry points - October, February, June.
Applications should be made using the University’s application system, in addition to the requirements for research applications which are listed on the online application form, applicants are asked to provide the following:
- A letter of support from an academic member of staff at UEA
- A letter from your line manager confirming that their employers are happy to support the applicant by provision of the appropriate time and/or facilities for the research
- Confirmation of how you intend to pay your fees and support yourself
- These items should be uploaded within the Doctor of Medicine (MD) section within the application form. For information about the deadlines for application, please see our central deadlines page.