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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine

Subject areas

Medicine (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Southampton is one of the UK’s leading centres for biomedical research, offering a range of postgraduate opportunities in both basic and clinical science.

As a research-intensive university, you will benefit from studying alongside academics working at the interface of medicine, discovering solutions to some of the today’s key global healthcare challenges.

Our cutting-edge research is already having an impact in a wide range of areas including asthma, osteoporosis, antibiotic resistance, developmental origins of adult disease, liver disease and diabetes, and we opened the nation’s first Centre for Cancer Immunology in 2018, bringing together world-leading researchers to expand clinical trials and develop more lifesaving drugs in this exciting and promising area of cancer research.

Introducing your degree

Our part-time Doctor of Medicine degree programmes are aimed at students with a clinical background, who hold a medical qualification that is recognised by the UK General Medical Council (GMC) and are employed in a hospital or institution associated with Medicine at Southampton.

You will get the opportunity to study a project that is relevant to your clinical discipline whilst working with a wide variety of both clinical and non-clinical researchers.

The University of Southampton is internationally recognised for its work in Life Sciences, of which Medicine plays a huge part. As part of our thriving postgraduate community, you will get the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from a variety of interdisciplinary areas, as well as the NHS or external funders, on research that is having a direct impact on society.

As a Doctor of Medicine student, you will gain high quality training in research-related skills and professional/transferable skills enabling you to become a confident, independent researcher and return to clinical practice

You will complete a research project which may be in a clinical, laboratory or community setting and will usually have a strong translational focus.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

An upper second-class Honours degree in a subject related to your project (or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University).

University information

The University of Southampton is an institution with a strong heritage, with more than 100 years of history and tradition supporting a modern educational model that focuses on student success. Southampton is one of the founding members of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, a network of research-focused and prestigious universities. Today, the 2023 Complete University Guide league table places Southampton among the top 13 institutions...more

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