Research course

Doctor of Medicine by Research

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Health, Education and Medical Sciences

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Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MD(Res)
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty Admissions Team
+44 (0) 1245 686868