Institute of Cancer Research

Course Introduction

Our academic clinicians form a vital link in our translational research, bringing knowledge of clinical practice into the laboratory and taking the knowledge of laboratory research back into the clinic and using it to help cancer patients. You will receive expert supervision from the ICR?s top-class Faculty and participate in the highly successful translational research culture of the ICR and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust; It is expected that you will make a substantial contribution to knowledge in your clinical area through hypothesis-driven original research, normally leading to published work; You are required to submit a thesis (a written report) and pass a viva (oral exam) at the end of your course. Both degrees are aligned at Level 8 of the framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ). If you?re looking to progress your career in a clinical role, using your specialist knowledge to diagnose and interact with patients, then an MD(Res) may be the best option for you. These research programmes provide clinical specialists the opportunity to work in a unique multidisciplinary environment alongside world leaders in cancer research and clinicians from The Royal Marsden.

Start Date:

MD(Res) thesis is submitted within three years..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine £4,735 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine £4,735 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine £20,250 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students must have: obtained the MBBS degrees of the University of London or some other registrable primary qualification in Medicine, and be eligible for full registration or hold limited registration with the General Medical Council; obtained the BDS degree of the University of London and/or be eligible for registration with the General Dental Council and clinical experience relevant to the post. Also it is desirable to have: research experience relevant to the post.
  • International entry requirements: To be confirmed