Research course

Doctor of Medicine

Institution
University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Qualifications
MD

Entry requirements

Applicants must have been engaged since graduation for at least one year either in scientific work bearing directly on the candidate’s profession, or in the practice of Medicine or Surgery, and will perform their work in the South East of Scotland, either employed as a member of staff of the University of Edinburgh; or as an NHS employee or as a research worker employed or self-financed or grant-funded, in the University of Edinburgh or an Associated Institution or an NHS establishment. You must also have been formally interviewed by the School you wish to enter. Applicants can be interviewed by video-conferencing or Skype. Applicants must have at least two supervisors who can demonstrate that they have received up-to-date training in postgraduate student supervision and are members of academic staff of the University or honorary members of staff, and have appropriate expertise in research. They will be located in the University of Edinburgh or in NHS facilities within the supervision of the NHS Education for Scotland in the South East of Scotland. If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English: IELTS Academic module: 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each section); TOEFL-iBT: 92 (with at least 20 in all sections); PTE: 61 (with no score lower than 56 in each of the 'Communicative Skills' sections - 'Enabling Skills' section scores are not considered); CPE: Grade B; CAE: Grade A. Supporting documentation, including your research proposal, must be uploaded to support your application. You should have this documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload your documents this could delay the application process.

Months of entry

July, June, May, April, March

Course content

The MD is a higher degree undertaken by clinically qualified staff normally during their postgraduate medical training. A thesis for the degree of MD must deal with one or more of the subjects of study in the curriculum for the degrees of MBChB or with subjects arising directly from contemporary medical practice.

Research profile

We have interests in:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular
  • Clinical Brain Sciences
  • Cognitive and Neural systems
  • Genetics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Inflammation
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Population Health Sciences
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Reproductive Health

Training and support

Generic training in presentation skills, project management and writing skills is delivered through the University's transferable skills programme.

Facilities

We have excellent facilities on our campuses at the Western General Hospital, Little France and in the Central Area.

Qualification and course duration

MD

full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Paul Gladwell (Postgraduate Admissions Officer)
Email
paul.gladwell@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 242 6478