Our Doctor of Medicine degree is a research programme open
to qualified medical practitioners who have been practising medicine for at least two years after graduating. The full-time degree takes two years, but you can also opt to study for an
MD on a part-time basis.
About the MD programme
To successfully complete the MD degree, you will conduct a substantial independent research project which
will lead to an original contribution to knowledge. You can work in a wide range of areas -- our current students are researching topics as diverse as
HIV microbicides and outcomes of bariatric surgery.
Your project should address issues of diagnosis or management in a
clinical environment. If you have an idea for a research project that doesn't
address these areas, you should consider doing a PhD instead.
All research at HYMS is conducted within strict ethical
guidelines. Before you start your research, you will need
ethical approval from the appropriate university and NHS ethics committees.
You need to take this into account when planning your
project and writing the proposal.