Research course

Medical Sciences

University of York · Hull York Medical School

Entry requirements

A Medical qualification (MBBS or equivalent) or a Bachelors degree (or equivalent) is essential, or a Masters Degree which is desirable. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

HYMS is a fantastic place to pursue your research in Medical Sciences. We have exceptional scientists, cutting-edge facilities and excellent student-centred support. And although we're a young medical school, our range of research is remarkable — so there are many options for students.

Your MPhil/PhD will give you the opportunity to conduct a substantial independent research project, leading to an original contribution to knowledge in your chosen field. You can work in a wide range of areas.

Our current students are researching topics as diverse as the molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular disease, the role of doctors' consciences in clinical practice, and how dietary stresses and strains affect skull shape. Throughout your studies, you will be supervised by a leading expert in the field and supported by a specialist Thesis Advisory Panel.

As a MPhil/PhD student at HYMS, you will also take part in our Postgraduate Training Scheme, which provides you with extra opportunities to develop both specialist and transferable skills.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
24 months


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 321782