Research course


University of St Andrews · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

A good honours degree such as a UK 2.1 or equivalent from a recognised university.

MPhil, MD, PhD

Months of entry


Course content

The £45m School of Medicine and the Sciences, opened in 2010, is one of the first UK Medical Schools whose research facilities are fully integrated with the other sciences and key university disciplines including physics, chemistry, biology and psychology. This facility offers an important new dimension to medical research and the training of new doctors.

We believe we offer:

*An excellent scientific foundation for clinical practice
*A highly supportive educational environment
*A well resourced medical school using a wide range of teaching and assessment methods

The School of Medicine offers training for MPhil and PhD degrees by research. St Andrews is able to offer a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) degree to candidates holding a recognized medical qualification. Candidates must have some connection with St Andrews as either graduates in Medicine or Medical Science from this university, members of academic staff or employees of the NHS in the Lothians, Fife or Tayside having a working relationship with St Andrews.

Department specialisms

Cancer biology (carcinogenesis, papillomaviruses and neoplasia, radiobiology, phyto-oestrogens), Health Psychology, Biomedical photonics, Molecular mechanisms of exocytosis

Information for international students

Fees and funding

UK students
Fees confirmed early 2017
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-24 months


full time
36 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Convenor, School of Medicine
+44 (0)1334 463508
+44 (0)1334 463393