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Faculty of Science and Engineering

Doctor of Medicine

MD Part-time 4 years, Full-time 2 years

This is a research degree designed for practising medical professionals who wish to undertake research in their chosen speciality and enhance their career in the profession.

This is a research degree designed for practising medical professionals who wish to undertake research in their chosen speciality and enhance their career in the profession.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
  • Entry Requirements View
  • Fees View
  • Start Date(s) Variable start date
  • Award MD
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (4 years), Full-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Faculty of Science and Engineering

Why choose this course?

This is a research degree designed for practising medical professionals who wish to undertake research in their chosen speciality and enhance their career in the profession. Expert mentoring and supervision is provided by internationally-recognised professor-level senior consultants who are members of the University’s Clinical Medicine Research Centre (CMRC) within the School of Medicine and Clinical Practice (SMCP).

What happens on the course?

This course aims to provide advanced clinical research skills and training to assist the students in pursuing their career in medicine and to enhance their patient-care in a manner that is informed by an in-depth understanding of the research evidence underpinning their chosen speciality. You will undertake a two year research project and produce a thesis which is examined in a viva in the same way as for a PhD. You will be encouraged to discuss your research plans with a mentor in your specialism and will then be assigned supervisors in the field. 

Potential Career Paths

The course is designed for mid-career medical practitioners who wish to reinforce their research standing and to build a career in research-active clinical environments such as that found in top medical schools.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The new School of Medicine and Clinical Practice at the University of Wolverhampton provides and excellent environment for undertaking clinical and science laboratory-based research under the mentorship of internationally-recognised supervisors.

The course enhances the research skills of medical practitioners and provides important opportunities to further their ability to bring research into improving their patient care.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £4327 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £2164 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £13000 per year 2019-20

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2019 Entry

A UK recognised medical qualification e.g. MBChB, MBBS.

Registration with the GMC of the UK.

A minimum of two years clinical practice following GMC registration, with an additional year in specialist practice

Non-native speakers will be required to hold IELTS with an overall band score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element.

In Addition

Candidates will be required to have the support of their hospital/practice employers for the duration of the programme and to have an appropriate contract allowing the time required for the research.

Candidates will submit a preliminary proposal, developed in conjunction with a senior advisor with an appropriate track record of research, and have it approved before commencing their research.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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