Research course


The University of Manchester · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Applicants for admission must hold an MBChB degree. Applicants from overseas who do not hold a primary medical degree from a university in the UK or Ireland, should enquire as to whether their medical qualification would be acceptable to the University.

Months of entry


Course content

The Degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) is awarded by the University in recognition of the successful completion of a period of supervised research and training, the results of which show convincing evidence of scholarship, the competence of the candidate to pursue research and a significant contribution to new knowledge and understanding in the theory and/or practice of any area of medicine. The results of this research shall then be embodied in a thesis or other appropriate form and must contain material of a standard appropriate for peer-reviewed publication.

There are opportunities for MD students to transfer to the PhD programme following rigorous assessment at the end of year report stage of the programme. Any transfer to the PhD programme is dependent on continued funding for the period of the programme and the student¿s capacity to complete the extended PhD programme before any return to their clinical duties.


Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Officer
+44 (0)161 275 5688