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.

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)

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) course is currently under review and we are consequently not accepting applications to the course.

The aim of the review is to allow the University to align the course more effectively with the three-year timeframe available to clinicians during their training for out of programme research to complete a doctoral level degree. The proposal is that this can be achieved by providing 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.

Entry criteria are expected to remain similar to those for the current MD course.

Once the review has been completed details of the revised course will be available here.

We currently anticipate that by late summer the University will be able to offer an MD course open for applications from October 2017 with the earliest start date being 1 January 2018.

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.

Fees for International students.