Key Information

Director of Studies: Professor Colin Ockleford.
Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time. Undergraduate medical students who are intercalating will start on 1st September and submit their thesis by 27th August; other applicants may take advantage of greater timetable flexibility.

Entry Requirements: Undergraduate medical students intercalating between 4th and 5th years of study require a top quartile outcome in MBChB finals. Other applicants must hold an upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject area. Candidates with a lower second class degree may be invited to interview to access suitability.

IELTS: At least 6.5 overall (minimum element scores apply).

Assessment: Original research and thesis

Funding: All applicants should consult


Fees: View details of our current Postgraduate Research fees or Postgraduate Taught fees.