Education (clinical), Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16585
    Tuition (Year)
    4540
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #190 ,
Research in the School of Medical Education focuses on how we better understand and improve education within the classroom and clinical context. We especially welcome MPhil and PhD applications that are innovative and creative.

About

You will be based within the School of Medical Education. You will have access to research teaching from the School and the Institute of Health and Society (IHS).

You will work with experienced researchers to develop a research proposal. Attendance at taught sessions will be in your first year of study and will be agreed between you and your supervisor, depending on the requirements of the research project. You are expected to undertake 40 hours of work per week if studying full-time, with an annual holiday entitlement of 35 days (including statutory and bank holidays).

Our research is focused on improving our knowledge and understanding of health professional education within classroom and clinical environments. By focusing on the processes of learning, teaching and innovation we add to existing academic knowledge within this field. The School also has a dedicated team for the development of research within and applied specifically to the MBBS programme.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and support elements to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. Further research experience or a Master’s degree would be advantageous.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:

IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 16585 International
  • GBP 4540 EU/EEA

UK/EU

  • Full time: £4,540 - £11,855
  • Part time: £2,270 - £5,925
International
  • Full time £16,585 - £23,900

Funding

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