Clinical and Experimental Medicine MD

Surrey’s facilities are amazing, especially the laboratories.

Matt Eastland-Jones Biomedical Sciences

Why choose this course?

As a student of our unique MD in Clinical and Experimental Medicine, you will be formulating research questions and research activity to address the gaps in the healthcare sector between biomedicine and health care practice.

We provide MD programmes designed to address these gaps, giving our students a distinct and highly valuable learning experience.

What you will study

Our MD in Clinical and Experimental Medicine is highly responsive to the needs of the healthcare sector. Our unique programme seamlessly links biomedical sciences to health care, will build your understanding of how ‘Big Data’ can be used to improve clinical practice and/or support the translation of clinical and experimental research into ideas and products.

Our spectrum of research ranges from first use of molecules in man (phase I trials) through to real-world evidence studies using routinely collected data.

Our postgraduate researchers are working alongside us on these studies, developing and refining their clinical and research skills. You will undertake a tailored programme of formal research training in methods and methodology.

The School of Biosciences offers a programme of research seminars and you will be encouraged and supported in presenting your work at national and international conferences.

Research for an MD may be carried out jointly in the applicants’ own clinical workplace and/or in the University’s facilities, and may be supervised jointly by a collaborative supervisor from the hospital and supervisors from the University.

Research Areas          

Your research area may be in any branch of medicine that links in with our research portfolio, and if registered on a full-time basis, you should expect to commit approximately two years to research and training activities, plus some time to write up the MD thesis and take the viva voce exam.

Research areas are varied, but can include:

  • Sleep and chronobiology
  • Cancer and oncology
  • Diabetes
  • Primary care and clinical informatics
  • Ophthalmology
  • DNA ageing
  • Anaesthesia, critical care, peri-operative medicine and pain
  • Hepatology
  • Surgery

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Course facts

Qualification Study mode Course length Start date
MD Full-time 30-48 months October, April
MD Part-time 60-96 months October, April

Contact us

General enquiries:

+44 (0)1483 681 681

Entry Requirements

Registration with the General Medical Council and working within the NHS or approved institution.

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Study mode UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time £4195 £20,000
Part-time £2100 £10,000

Please note these fees are for the academic year 2017/18 only. All fees are subject to annual review.

Overseas students applying for 2017 entry should please note that annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.

A complete list of all fees for our research programmes

Doctoral College

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Code of practice for research degrees

Surrey’s postgraduate research code of practice sets out the University's policy and procedural framework relating to research degrees.

The code defines a set of standard procedures and specific responsibilities covering the academic supervision, administration and assessment of research degrees for all faculties within the University.

Download the code of practice for research degrees (PDF).

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