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Doctorate in Medicine MD

Key information

Qualification type

DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine

Subject areas

Medicine (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is aimed at qualified doctors with clinical experience, providing a tailored training component accompanying student doctoral research. Strong links between clinicians and the University are already in place and the student will develop their research questions with their clinical line manager and university supervisor(s) before undertaking appropriate experimental laboratory and/or clinical work to answer these and produce a thesis of novel publishable work. The programme enables the student, with the support of the University and clinical supervisors, to ensure that all of the necessary skills to be an excellent researcher can be acquired. Areas in which the University has particular strength are drug discovery (particularly cancer), diseases of the skin, and vascular disease. A research degree for experienced clinical professionals with training tailored to the project, mainly under the supervision of the clinical and university supervisors. All students produce a critical review of their field and have access to generic training opportunities for all postgraduate research students through the PGR framework.

Careers: The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. The Doctorate in Medicine degree is likely to be the basis for a clinical academic career, but it also provides an advantage to employability in any area of professional activity through access to more generic training.

Different course options

Full time | University of Bradford | 2 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should be able to exhibit both professional qualifications and clinical practice; A medical or dental qualification e.g. MBChB, MBBS, BDS, BChD; Registration with the GMC or GDC of the UK; A minimum of two years clinical practice following GMC or GDC registration, with an additional year in specialist practice.