Research course

Doctor of Medicine

University of Bath · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
MDMS by research

Entry requirements

Candidates must be graduates holding a qualification which is recognised for registration by the General Medical Council of the UK.

Months of entry


Course content

Students should have been engaged for at least two years in an appropriate clinical or research setting in one or more hospitals or institutions approved by the appropriate Board of Studies and have completed the majority of the work for the degree during that employment. Students may present a thesis embodying the results of work done mainly while the candidate is employed in the above mentioned setting or they may submit a substantial body of published work or works embodying the results of personal observations or research in some aspect of Medicine.

The final stage of the award is a viva voce examination, in which students are required to defend the thesis to a Board of Examiners.

Department specialisms

We have the following research groups based in our Department: Sport Health & Exercise Science (SHES) Group Child & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) Research Group Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) Work, Health & Wellbeing Research Group (WHW) The Centre for Pain Research (CPR) is also based in the Department, and conducts research into the technological development for the control of pain.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (with not less than 6.0 in each of the four components). TOEFL 580 (paper-based test) or 237 (computer-based test) with a score of not less than 4 in the TWE or 92 (internet-based test) with not less than 21 in each of the components.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
36-72 months
full time
24-48 months

MS by research

part time
24-48 months
full time
12-36 months

Course contact details

Admissions Officer
+44 (0) 1225 385233