The Clinical MD Programme is an innovative Professional Doctorate in General Internal Medicine, which has been especially designed for overseas, early career medical graduates, who wish to undertake an individual research project combined with related clinical studies in general internal medicine supported by clinical placements at local NHS hospital sites.

For all Clinical MD students, a mandatory NHS clinical placement is included as part of the course, which is not paid work. Placements will take place at the local Lister Hospital, Stevenage, Hertfordshire and/or Ealing Hospital, West London under the supervision of Consultant clinical staff.

Each NHS clinical placement will consist of attending ward rounds, clinics, multidisciplinary team meetings, hospital grand rounds and specialist’s clinical procedures (e.g., cardiac catheterisation, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, renal dialysis etc).

Two Pathways are available:

Pathway 1 - 27 months in full-time mode.
Pathway 2 – 27 months and two weeks in full-time mode.

This pathway includes an additional two weeks of foundation training leading to the opportunity to apply for full General Medical Council Registration (GMC) via a new University’s Sponsorship Scheme.

• If you choose Pathway 2 and are successful in achieving full General Medical Council registration, you will be able to work a few hours a week (subject to availability) as a paid locum doctor. As you will be considered a full-time student on a student visa, the amount of locum work is restricted by the UK government. It is currently 20 hours per week, but the UK government could change this at any time.

• Please note that GMC registration is NOT guaranteed by your choice of Pathway 2. Applicants must go through a very detailed assessment process and have the GMC required English language ability which is higher than the university’s requirement for Pathway 1. The interviewing doctors will only approve Pathway 2 if they have good reason to believe that applicants will be successful.


  • We have two main enrolment periods per year: January/February. And August/September next intakes will be as follows:

The deadline for applications is 30th August 2022.

English Language requirements for international students.
Pathway 1- IELTS level of 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each section) with all scores achieved in one sitting. Pathway 2- The GMC eligibility requirements for full registration for doctors with sponsorship will apply. More details are available here. You must meet this requirement before the application deadline of 30th August- 2022. The English Language requirement could be waived if you have already studied in the UK or live in a predominantly English-speaking country such as the USA or Australia and hold a degree from one of those countries.

Tuition Fees

Pathway 1
£25,000 for year one
£25,000 for year two
Total cost for Pathway 1 - £50,000
Payment conditions: You will be invoiced by the Doctoral College for your first year's fees once you have accepted your offer and are required to pay a deposit of £5000 to secure your place.

Pathway 2 £7,500 for the two-week GMC registration course
£25,000 for year one
£25,000 for year two
Total cost for Pathway 2 - £57,500

Payment conditions: You will be invoiced by the Doctoral College for your first year's fees once you have accepted your offer and you are required to pay a deposit of £5000 to secure your place. Those undertaking Pathway 2 must pay a minimum of £20,000 before enrolment.

Exclusive Access to the Information Day Webinar
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An outline of your area of research

• Copies of your higher qualifications with transcripts translated into English. Applicants must normally have completed undergraduate training from an internationally recognised medical school and be fully registered with the Medical Council of the respective country; and must normally have completed one year of internship (internship may have been completed as an integral part of medical school training)
• International students should also submit proof of English Language proficiency by the application deadline of 30th August-2022
• Two academic references from your medical school or from your current consultants
• A copy of your passport
• You’re CV, detailing your work experience for the last three years. Candidates should have at least 3 years of clinical experience (including one year of internship).