Postgraduate study

We offer a range of postgraduate education opportunities including research, taught and combined programmes. Opportunities are available on a full or part time basis leading to the qualifications of MD, PhD, MPhil, MRes, MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate. Continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities are also available as short study programmes. 

Postgraduate Taught

We offer a number of Taught Postgraduate courses and professional development training ranging across our areas of specialism. They are delivered by some of the UK’s most respected clinicians, academics, scientists and health professionals and are aimed at those professionals who wish to further their career.

They are offered on a part-time or full-time basis and some as distance learning. Courses include Masters level qualifications, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates.

Find more information on postgraduate taught Medical and Dental Sciences programmes

Postgraduate Research 

With over 1,000 academic staff and around £60 million of new research funding per year we are a major international centre for biomedical research and education. Our world leading research allows us to react rapidly to global health challenges and develop innovative solutions to address big issues in health, including cancer, chronic and rare diseases, ageing, trauma and antibiotic resistance, and to deliver ground-breaking gene and cell based therapies. We improve patient care and wellbeing by translating our pioneering laboratory discoveries into clinical practice as quickly as possible as well as informing national healthcare practice and policy.  

Find more information at the postgraduate research page 

Postgraduate Combined Taught and Research Programmes

Some programmes are available which combine both taught and research elements at Masters level. This includes MRes and Professional Doctorate programmes.

Find more information on our postgraduate combined taught and research programmes

Short Courses - Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

We also offer a range of short Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses and modules that are suitable for professionals who wish to top up their skills in a specific area. The programmes can be attended on either an assessed or non assessed basis. Assessed programmes usually carry Masters level credits which can be built up towards a postgraduate qualification. 

Find more information on our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) pages