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Doctor of Medicine (Research)

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).


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