MASTER OF MEDICAL SCIENCE (MMedSc)



This is a Masters level degree which is awarded on completion of a suitable research project. There is no formal coursework.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

In general, students are required to hold one of the following degrees:

• Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) or equivalent degree
• Other professional Bachelors degree (e.g. a basic qualification in other health professions). In some disciplines, an Honours degree beyond the basic professional degree is required).
• Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc) Honours degree
• Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours

The exact requirements vary according to the discipline in which the degree is to be undertaken. Prospective students should consult the College of Health Sciences Handbook for details.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE MMedSc DEGREE

The expected period of registration is two years: it is expected that students will have completed all the work necessary for graduation within two years. This is a so-called “Masters degree by research”. There is no coursework, students do not attend formal lectures or write examinations. They undertake a research project, under the direction of a supervisor, which must be written up as a thesis on completion and submitted for examination.

APPLYING FOR REGISTRATION

If you are interested in applying to register for this degree, you may find out more about the process by following this link. Link to follow.

If you intend to apply for a specialist training post and to register for the MMed degree, please consult the following page link to follow as there are some specific considerations in combining study for the two degrees.

RULES GOVERNING THE MMedSc

These may be accessed from the College of Health Sciences Handbook.