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Doctor of Medicine (MD)

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Part time


6 months

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Key information

Qualification type

DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine

Subject areas

Medicine (General) Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Students will present a thesis completed while employed, or they will submit published work embodying research in some aspect of Medicine. Most students complete this programme in 5 years. You cannot take less than 6 months to finish your research and the maximum time you are allowed is normally 5 years. Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Assessment description

Candidates are expected to carry out supervised research at the leading edge of their chosen subject, which must then be written up as a substantial thesis.

The final stage of the PhD programme is the oral or viva voce examination, in which students are required to defend the thesis to a Board of Examiners.

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Entry requirements

Graduates must hold a qualification which is recognised for registration by the General Medical Council of the UK.

University information

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s most prestigious institutions, ranking top 10 in the Complete University Guide 2023. The university is known for excellence in teaching and research, a welcoming community, and for providing students with outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath fosters an inclusive and supportive learning community, comprised of students from all over the world. There are more than 145 countries represented in...more

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