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Postgraduate research degrees

Our degrees

Postgraduate research degrees

MD in Medical Sciences
An MD (Doctor of Medicine) is a higher research degree awarded to medical professionals. You will undertake research which draws on your clinical experience and expertise, and this provides the opportunity to address issues of diagnosis or management in a clinical environment.

PhD in Medical or Human Sciences
The PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is a higher research degree, aimed at those individuals looking to contribute new theory and knowledge to their particular field.

MSc in Medical or Human Sciences (by thesis)
The MSc in Medical Sciences (by thesis) is ideal for you if you want to get involved in postgraduate research, and obtain the skills to progress to a PhD or MD.

PhD or MD by Published Work
If you have a portfolio of peer-reviewed publications research to the standard of a PhD or MD, you can submit your work for consideration for the award of PhD or MD by Published Work.


Funded PhD projects

We advertise funded PhD opportunities on our website and on the FindaPhD website.

If you are interested in any of our funded projects, please contact the named supervisor in the advertised project.


Self-funded projects

We welcome enquiries from individuals interested in undertaking a self-funded research degree.

You might already have a specific supervisor or project in mind, or maybe you're thinking more about an area of study rather than a specific project. Whichever route you're considering, here are some starting points:

  • Find a supervisor: search our research centres and groups to find a supervisor who works in your field. Contact your potential supervisor(s) to discuss the research area you’re interested in
  • Contact your potential supervisor: if you’re generating your own research project, seek guidance on its suitability and find out about funding opportunities.

Please contact us if you require support in finding a potential supervisor or project:

Contact us

If you have any questions about applying to us, or need support finding a potential supervisor, please email: