Research opportunities

Research opportunities

Postgraduate students wishing to undertake research within the College, have a range of full and part time study options:

  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy): three to four years full-time or eight years part-time study
  • MD (Doctor of Medicine): two years of full-time study or four years of part-time study (for medically-qualified graduates only)
  • MSc by Research (Master of Science): one year full-time or two years part-time study

The normal standard of admission for a research student is a good First Class or Upper Second Class honours degree (GPA 3.0 or above), or Masters, in a relevant discipline.  In special circumstances, other academic qualifications, or professional qualifications or experience, may be recognised as equivalent.

Integrated PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Completion of taught Masters level modules before entering a research PhD. 

Year 1: Taught component and discussion/identification of research ideas with potential PhD supervisors
Year 2 - 4:
Research degree begins in area of chosen research and examinable piece of independent research is completed by end of the programme.

Entry requirements: Upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject area. In addition, IELTS, where required, at 6.5 (with no component less than 6.0). 

For more information and to make an application, go to:

How to apply

To start your application process, follow our guidelines on how to apply for a research degree

To search for current opportunities, please visit the postgraduate research opportunities page.