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Doctor of Medicine by Research MD (Res)




What will I learn?


Make a significant contribution to your clinical specialty with the published research you’ll produce on a programme designed specifically for medical graduates in clinical practice.

On this challenging programme you’ll develop a research proposal, along the lines of an empirical scientific project that’s relevant to your clinical specialty.

There’s a fair amount of flexibility. If you opt for full-time, you'll have up to two years to complete, or up to four years if you opt for a part-time delivery.

Supervision and support are provided by a carefully selected team that will include at least one clinician in your specialty and others as required.

You’ll be provided with comprehensive research training to help you get the most from your programme where you’ll have the opportunity to meet and network with other MD or PhD students.


Our Faculty has a strong track record of supervising MD (Res) and PhD students to completion where the students have produced publications in high impact journals. Most of our graduates from this programme have taken up senior clinical posts in the NHS.

By studying for an MD (Res), you’ll be able to develop your research skills in and outside of clinical practice. Moreover, you'll be given training in research methodology, statistics, presentation and scientific writing.

Which department am I in?

Medicine and Healthcare Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£14,300.00 (US$ 17,251) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023


Cambridge Campus

East Road,



CB1 1PT, England

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£14,300.00 (US$ 17,251) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023


Chelmsford Campus

Bishop Hall Lane,



CM1 1SQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have Bachelor degree with final GPA of 2.7. Those who hold a recognised pre-Masters course is also considered. Our standard entry criteria for postgraduate courses is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

For international students

Students must hold an undergraduate medical qualification and must be eligible to register with the General Medical Council (GMC). If they want to undertake hands-on clinical research they must be registered with the GMC. Applicants are normally clinicians undertaking research associated with their employment. Students need an IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 in each component. TOEFL iBT with 88 overall and a minimum of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Anglia Ruskin University

Placing within the top 350 institutions in the world, the multicultural Anglia Ruskin University is home to students from more than 185 countries.

  • Among the top 20 universities for its teaching excellence
  • Investment of GBP 100 million in facilities
  • Study options are closely aligned to industry needs
  • Libraries open 24/7

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