Institute of Cancer Research

Course Introduction

The Institute of Cancer Research offers Doctor of Medicine (Research) (MD(Res) programmes, providing clinical specialists the opportunity to work in a unique multidisciplinary environment alongside world leaders in cancer research and clinicians from The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

It is expected that students will make a substantial contribution to knowledge in their clinical area, normally leading to published work.


When applying for the MD(Res), students choose a research topic in conjunction with their supervisor.

They are expected to register for a minimum of two years (or the part time equivalent). Examination is by thesis completed after the registration period and includes an oral examination.

**Availability and application**

MD(Res) projects are agreed by potential applicants and their supervisors, and as such there are not pre'existing research projects. Please see the application information if you are interested in undertaking an MD(Res).

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MD (Res)

Qualifications required:

  • A Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree of the University of London, or other registerable primary qualification in medicine, and eligible for full registration or current limited registration with the General Medical Council; or obtained the Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree of the University of London and/or eligible for registration with the General Dental Council; plus clinical experience relevant to the post.