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Entry requirements

This course is only available for international students to apply for.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

The Doctor of Medicine is a research degree which will prepare you for publication of high-quality clinical research. It will also provide intensive clinical training which is ideal preparation for completion of MRCP(UK).

This is an exciting opportunity to join a novel training course developed by the University of Chester along with the Countess of Chester Hospital in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians, London (including support for the candidates to obtain GMC registration). The course involves rotational hands-on training in all the major clinical specialities in a top UK hospital.

Why study Doctor of Medicine with us?

You will join a team of clinical, educational and research supervisors from Countess of Chester Hospital and the University of Chester in a well-developed three-year structured course, in which you will have opportunities to gain theoretical, clinical and research skills in all main specialities of medicine. The research topic will be jointly run by the research team at Chester Medical School and the medical staff at one of the Countess of Chester Hospitals.

You will also have the opportunity to:

  • gain experience in a variety of research projects and methodologies, leading to publication(s) in peer reviewed journals
  • gain hands-on training in all major specialities of clinical medicine, supported by supervisors
  • undertake clinical training portfolios akin to the UK local training programme in partnership with RCP London, enabling completion of MRCP
  • work up to 20 hours a week as a junior doctor on successful GMC registration (healthcare work can be obtained prior to registration) alongside the local graduates.

This course is ideal for ambitious International Doctors who will benefit from a Clinical MD, intensive clinical training, MRCP, options for working in the NHS and research training. We expect graduates from the course to become prominent clinical academics in their country of origin.

How will I be taught?

You will be fully supported and encouraged to prepare and obtain the MRCP as well as producing a portfolio of research outputs suitable for publication. These will include clinical audits, systematic reviews and research papers. You will also have the opportunity to complete specialist modules from our MSc courses.

You will have the opportunity to gain intensive clinical experience.

How will I be assessed?

Degrees will be awarded after successful completion of the dissertation, including viva voce examination and the final examination at the end of Year 3.

Fees and funding

International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Chester Medical School