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 Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
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: email@example.com
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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