Make a substantial contribution to your clinical specialty with the published research you’ll produce - on a programme designed specifically for medical graduates in clinical practice.
On this challenging programme you’ll develop and propose a research topic, generally along the lines of an empirical scientific project that’s relevant to your clinical specialty.
There’s a fair amount of flexibility. You’ll have up to two years to complete your studies full-time or up to four years if you opt for a part-time arrangement.
Supervision and support is provided by a carefully selected team that will include at least one medical doctor in your specialty and others as required.
All of our MD (Res) students become visiting fellows of the Postgraduate Medical Institute (PMI). We’ll provide comprehensive research training to help you get most from your programme.
We’ll tailor our supervisory support to reflect your needs and specialisms and the team will include at least one clinician in your field of interest.
Our students meet with their supervisors at least monthly, but you’ll be able to ask for advice any time.
The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014, is founded on the strong international reputation of our flagship Postgraduate Medical Institute. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across two departments:
Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.
We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.
Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.
You’ll be based in our flagship PMI a £12m clinical research centre Chelmsford campus.
This is at the heart of a network of 21 NHS and private healthcare providers which are available to host you in your research. These span the entire care pathway.
By studying for an MD (Res), you’ll be able to develop your research skills in and outside of clinical practice. Courses include research methodology, statistics and scientific writing.
If you're interested in finding out more about research study opportunities, please email our Research Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
All of our MD (Res) students must hold an undergraduate medical qualification and must be eligible to register with the General Council. If you want to take hands-on clinical research you must be registered and hold appropriate indemnity.
Typically you’ll be a medical graduate at ST level. However we do welcome applications from any medical doctor, including consultants, at any stage of their training and career.
You must be able to devote a substantial amount of time to research. This may mean taking time out from the course to do a piece of full-time research, and then devote further study leave during clinical training to complete the work.
All applications for research degrees are subject to consideration by supervisors and authorisation by the Director of Research and the Academic Office. An interview may take place face-to-face or remotely.
Entry requirements are for April, June, September 2015 and January 2016. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
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