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Doctor of Medicine in Pharmacy & Pharmacology MD

Most students complete this programme in 5 years part-time

Students will present a thesis completed while employed, or they will submit published work embodying research in some aspect of Medicine.

Life Sciences

Programme structure

Most students complete this programme in 5 years. You cannot take less than 6 months to finish your research and the maximum time you are allowed is normally 5 years.


You may start this programme at any time. Most students start in September.

Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Your academic progress and general welfare will be monitored by your supervisor.

Academic milestones

  1. Registration
  2. Induction
  3. Candidature
  4. Confirmation
  5. Research
  6. Writing up
  7. Give notice of intention to submit a thesis / portfolio
  8. Submission for examination
  9. Examination (Viva Voce)
  10. Examiners report
  11. Final submission of thesis / portfolio
  12. Graduation

Programme content


Learning

  • Supervisory team

Research content

There are 3 different pathways that can be taken to complete the Doctor of Medicine programme:

  • carrying out work during the 5 years of taking the course
  • publishling work previously completed
  • or collating a series of papers previously published.

Professional Development

Professional development is a crucial element of doctoral study, not only in supporting your research but also as part of your longer term career development. Our DoctoralSkills workshops and courses will help you build your skills and help you succeed in your doctorate.

Read more about professional development support

Assessment


Assessment methods

  • Thesis

Assessment description

Candidates are expected to carry out supervised research at the leading edge of their chosen subject, which must then be written up as a substantial thesis.

The final stage of the MD programme is the oral or viva voce examination, in which students are required to defend the thesis to a Board of Examiners.

Entry requirements


Academic requirements

Graduates must hold a qualification which is recognised for registration by the General Medical Council of the UK.

Professional requirements

Students should have been engaged for at least two years in an appropriate clinical or research setting in one or more hospitals or institutions approved by the appropriate Board of Studies and have completed the majority of the work for the degree during that employment.

English Language requirements

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

You will need to get your English language qualification within 24 months prior to starting your course.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

References

Two references are required. At least one of these should be an academic reference.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding information for Doctor of Medicine in Pharmacy & Pharmacology MD


Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

These fees are for the academic years stated only. Tuition fees are liable to increase annually for all University of Bath students.

Home students

Tuition fee for the academic year 2022/23

£2,300

Overseas students

Tuition fee for the academic year 2022/23

£10,200

Legal information

You should budget for an increase of up to 5% each year for every further year of study; we will not increase your fees each year by more than this percentage and the amount will be set out on our fee page in December for the following academic year.

If you aren't paying your fees in British pounds, you should also budget for possible fluctuations in your own currency.

How to pay

Funding options

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Payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card or bank transfer.

Paying your tuition fees

Application information


  • Programme title
    Doctor of Medicine in Pharmacy & Pharmacology MD
  • Final award
    MD
  • Mode of study
    Part-time
  • Course code
    RSPA-APD02
  • Department
  • Location
    University of Bath
    Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
  • Application deadline

    3 months prior to the intended start date (for International applicants) or 2 months prior to the intended start date (for Home applicants). For example, for an end of September start, the deadline is 30 June (International) and 31 July (Home)

  • Regulator

Immigration requirements

This PhD is covered by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS). Unless you are a UK, EEA or Swiss national you will need an ATAS Certificate to join this course. Find out more about applying for an ATAS certificate.

If you are an international student applying for this course, find out more about the visa requirements for studying in the UK.

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