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.