The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is awarded for postgraduate research work that represents a substantial original contribution to medical or biomedical science knowledge, shows a critical appreciation of existing knowledge in the field and contains publishable elements.
Doctoral degrees are awarded to students who have demonstrated (Level 8, QAA Framework for Higher Education Qualifications).
The MD is a 2 year full-time (4 years part-time) programme aimed at persons in clinical practice.
Non-native speakers of English must also satisfy minimum English language requirements.
Home/EU students Full-Time: £4,121 p.a. Part-Time: £2,060.50 p.a. International students Full-Time: £15,850 p.a.
If you are overseas, hold a relevant qualification, have the requisite experience, and fulfill the minimum English Language requirements, you should identify an area of medicine/science in which you wish to undertake research and contact one of our research staff as a potential supervisor. If you are able to find a supervisor willing to support your application, and a suitable host Trust can be found for the research, you must ensure that you have sufficient funding for the tuition fees, project cost fees and living expenses. Then, you can work with your identified Aston supervisor and a nominated clinician from the Trust to develop a research proposal. Once a suitable proposal has been agreed, you can then apply online
1 October / 1 January /1 April /1 July
This is a research degree and is assessed by thesis and viva voce
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