MD Degrees in the Medical School
There has been a long history of excellence in relation to the research performed leading to an MD Degree from the University of Sheffield.
Strong collaborative links exist between the Medical School and the major local NHS partners: The Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and local Associate Teaching Hospitals.
Applications for the degree of MD are welcomed from the following graduates in Medicine:
- a holder of the degrees of MBChB of this University of at least three years’ standing
- a recognised graduate in Medicine who holds a qualification conferring eligibility for full or provisional registration with the General Medical Council, and who at the time of registration holds an appointment as a full-time or part-time member of the established or honorary staff of this University
- a recognised graduate in Medicine of at least three years’ standing who holds a qualification conferring eligibility for full or provisional registration with the General Medical Council, and a Higher Degree from this or another University.
All MD students are required to undertake a confirmation review at the end of year 1. Registration is confirmed based on demonstration of satisfactory progress. Further information can be found by following the link to Information for Current Postgraduates on the right-hand side of this page.
Before applying you should contact your chosen research group to explore research opportunities and to find a supervisor. Students must have at least one supervisor who is a salaried member of the academic staff of the University of Sheffield. Follow the link to Research Sections for more information.
You will need guaranteed funding for your proposed research. Funding should cover your living expenses, those of any dependents with you, as well as any relevant tuition fees. Information about fees for the MD degree can be found by following the link for Postgraduate Research Tuition fees.
If you are a member of established or honorary University staff (see eligibility criteria above) you should be eligible to apply as a Staff Candidate and not be liable for tuition fees. Staff candidates are required to pay a fee on submission of the thesis. In 2016-17 this will be £440.
The normal period of registration for a full-time candidate is 2 years (minimum 2 years, maximum 3 years). For part time candidates these time limits are doubled. For Staff Candidates the normal registration period is 2 years (minimum 2 years, maximum 6 years). There is more useful information on postgraduate research degrees on the web pages of Research and Innovation Services.
Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6 in each component) or University equivalent. Please see the the University’s English language requirements.
Making an application:
Applications must be made online. Please select ‘MD Doctor of Medicine’ as the qualification and The Medical School as the Department. Ensure that, along with certificates and other documents requested on the form, you upload the following documents to your online application:
- Research proposal
- GMC documentation (if applicable)
- Confirmation from the proposed supervisors that they willing to act in this capacity
- For staff applicants – University and (if applicable) NHS contract letters
- For staff applicants – letter from the Head of Department where the research is to take place confirming their agreement to allow the project to be carried out
You will need guaranteed funding for your proposed research. Please upload details to the online application form of the funding that you have in place or are applying for. Who is it from? What does it cover? Funding should cover your living expenses, those for any dependents with you, as well as any tuition fees. The minimum fee per annum for 2017-18 is £4,194 for home students and £20,470 for overseas students. Please note that the actual fee can be much higher depending on the project costs. Applicants eligible to study as Staff Candidates will not be required to pay tuition fees.
Backdated applications, for recognition of research work already completed, will not be considered.
Please direct your enquiries to the Admissions Administrator, Paula Blackwell:
Tel: +44 114 2159570
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