Doctorate On Campus


University of Cambridge

72 months
8589 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MD in Medicine from University of Cambridge, on a par academically with the PhD – is aimed at medically qualified clinicians working in Cambridge who hold suitable research appointments within Cambridge University Health Partners.


Research projects in Medicine programme from University of Cambridge, allied to the area in which the candidate is currently employed, can be undertaken across the whole spectrum of medical science from basic biology to clinical therapies.

 All applicants must be employed by CUHP at the time of their application and have sufficient dedicated research time (full- or part-time) to complete the proposed research.


Applicants are asked to submit a detailed research proposal with their application. If accepted, a University supervisor will be appointed and the candidate will be expected to work on the project part-time (usually alongside their clinical commitments within CUHP), and to submit their thesis within a maximum of six years. 

Like the PhD, the work is examined by thesis and viva. As registered part-time students of the University, MD candidates will have access to a wide range of library and computing facilities, as well as social and pastoral resources in their Colleges.

Programme Structure


  • Thesis / Dissertation

The MD is assessed by thesis and viva. The requirements for the thesis follow those for the PhD

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two academic references 
  • Transcript 
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English 
  • Research proposal
  • Employment contract
  • Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Medical Degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    8589 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8589 GBP per year during 72 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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