We offer a wide range of postgraduate qualifications in research, from MSc by Research to PhD We offer a wide range of postgraduate qualifications in research, from MSc by Research to PhD

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.

All students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences wishing to study for a PhD are first registered onto the MPhil programme and expected to progress to PhD by going through a formal transfer process after about one year (usually 12-15 months into their MPhil  and at 18 to 24 months for part-time students). Successful candidates will then be registered for a PhD.

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

A supervised research degree for students already registered with the General Medical Council, is studied part-time over two years.

MD students are registered for 2 years part time. The degree is awarded on the basis of a maximum of 65,000 word thesis and oral examination. The thesis can be based on a substantial piece of research or a body of published work.

Applicants should hold a qualification which is recognised for registration by the General Medical Council for the United Kingdom. See entry requirements for more specific guidance on eligibility.

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.

Fees for Home/EU students 2014/15.

Fees for International students 2014/15.