Research course

Doctor of Medicine by Research

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care

Entry requirements

All of our MD (Res) students must hold an undergraduate medical qualification and must be eligible to register with the General Medical Council (GMC). If you want to undertake hands-on clinical research you must be registered with the GMC. Applicants are normally clinicians undertaking research associated with their employment.

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 your clinical obligations to do a piece of full-time research, and then devoting further study leave during clinical training to complete the work.

Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of on-campus and online learning in September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Make a significant 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 a research proposal, along the lines of an empirical scientific project that’s relevant to your clinical specialty.

There’s a fair amount of flexibility. If you opt for full-time, you'll have up to two years to complete, or up to four years if you opt for a part-time delivery.

Supervision and support are provided by a carefully selected team that will include at least one clinician in your specialty and others as required.

You’ll be provided with comprehensive research training to help you get the most from your programme where you’ll have the opportunity to meet and network with other MD or PhD students

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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

ARU Applicant Enquiries Team