Research course


University of East Anglia · Norwich Medical School
PhDMPhilMSc by researchMD

Entry requirements

MSc by Research A 2:1 degree in a professional field or a related health and social care area or equivalent. MPhil and PhD 2:1 degree or above or a Master's degree in a professional field or a related health and social care area or equivalent. NB funded studentships may have more specific entry requirements, please see individual projects for details. Doctor of Medicine (MD) a qualification (held for at least three years at the time of submission of the thesis or body of published work) which is recognised for registration by the General Medical Council for the United Kingdom employed for at least two years in appropriate clinical or scientific work, and will complete the majority of the work for the degree during that employment; a written letter of support from the Clinical Line Manager stating that they have agreed for the student to undertake the period of research during their clinical training/service and that adequate facilities will be provided to accomplish the work. It is expected that a part time student will spend at least 2.5 days of research/work per 5 working day week; a member of academic staff (ATR) of the University will be required to act as the sponsor of the application; the source and amount of funding for the research should be clearly stated in the application. English Language Requirements International applicants are required to provide evidence of proficiency in the English language, if English is not their first language. All research programmes within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMH) require an overall score of IELTS 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each individual component.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

When you undertake a research degree with us, you’ll be an important part of our research intensive university, contributing to the vitality and vibrancy of our institution as you learn, grow and develop. You will be a key member within the Faculty of Medicine and Health and part of one of our research programmes that aim to enhance the health, quality of life and the experience of care of people and the populations in which they live.

Our cutting-edge facilities are boosted by our partnership with Norwich Research Park and great connections with our local NHS providers. The campus offers a safe and supportive environment for your research, with everything you need on your doorstep.

We have proven research expertise across: Older people and long term conditions; Improving access to healthcare; Community and family health; Addiction; Cancer studies, Clinical science and trials; Epidemiology; Gastroenterology and gut biology; Health economics; Health services research; Medical microbiology; Nutrition; Psychological sciences.

The degrees are based on the candidate's own original research which is carried out under the direction of one or more supervisors. The research environment is also enhanced by regular research seminars, often with invited national or international speakers, as well as interdisciplinary workshops and conferences.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Service
+44 (0)1603 591709