Research course

Clinical and Experimental Medicine

University of Surrey · Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

Registration with the General Medical Council and working within the NHS or approved institution.

Months of entry

October, April

Course content

Our MD in Clinical and Experimental Medicine is highly responsive to the needs of the healthcare sector. Our unique programme seamlessly links biomedical sciences to health care, will build your understanding of how ‘Big Data’ can be used to improve clinical practice and/or support the translation of clinical and experimental research into ideas and products.

Our spectrum of research ranges from first use of molecules in man (phase I trials) through to real-world evidence studies using routinely collected data.

Our postgraduate researchers are working alongside us on these studies, developing and refining their clinical and research skills. You will undertake a tailored programme of formal research training in methods and methodology.

The School of Biosciences offers a programme of research seminars and you will be encouraged and supported in presenting your work at national and international conferences.

Research for an MD may be carried out jointly in the applicants’ own clinical workplace and/or in the University’s facilities, and may be supervised jointly by a collaborative supervisor from the hospital and supervisors from the University.

Research Areas

Your research area may be in any branch of medicine that links in with our research portfolio, and if registered on a full-time basis, you should expect to commit approximately two years to research and training activities, plus some tie to write up the MD thesis and take the viva voce exam.

Research areas are varied, but can include:

  • Sleep and chronobiology
  • Cancer and oncology
  • Diabetes
  • Primary care and clinical informatics
  • Ophthalmology
  • DNA ageing
  • Anaesthesia, critical care, peri-operative medicine and pain
  • Hepatology
  • Surgery

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
60-96 months
full time
30-48 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1483 681 681