Research is an important part of medicine. It underpins advances across the spectrum of healthcare, from clinical trials to assess how GPs prescribe medicines, through to molecular biology research to identify new drugs that can counter major diseases.
We offer a range of research degrees in Hull York Medical School (HYMS);
- MD in Medical Sciences
- PhD in Medical or Human Sciences
- MPhil in Medical Sciences
- MSc by thesis
Our research is organised into Centres which each conduct world-class research. Much of this is interdisciplinary, spanning traditional subject boundaries and reaching out into other departments within the Universities of Hull and York. The Centres include:
MD in Medical Sciences
The MD gives you the opportunity to conduct a substantial independent research project which will lead to an original contribution to knowledge. An MD project should address issues of diagnosis or management in a clinical environment.
PhD / MPhil
Your PhD / MPhil will give you the opportunity to conduct a substantial independent research project, leading to an original contribution to knowledge in your chosen field.
MSc by Thesis
The MSc by thesis gives you an opportunity to conduct an independent research project.
Whether you study for the MD, PhD, MPhil or MSc, you will be supervised by a leading expert in the field and supported by a specialist Thesis Advisory Panel.
Centre for Anatomical and Human Sciences
The Centre for Anatomical and Human Sciences brings together research and teaching in anatomical and human sciences. At Hull, we engage in cutting-edge research in musculoskeletal biomechanics with our collaborators in the Centre for Medical Engineering Technology (CMET) and at York we are founding members of the Centre for Human Palaeoecology and Evolutionary Origins, one of the largest groupings in the UK.
Centre for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research
The Centre for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research (CCMR) brings together the expertise of the classic medical disciplines in an integrated and translational research programme.
The particular strengths of CCMR lie in the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure. The HONEI project is examining the relationship of obesity, diabetes and nutrition. The study of coagulation and platelet biology provide a vital linking discipline with these and other areas such as vascular surgery and fibrotic lung disease. The bench to bedside nature of the research is illustrated by the breadth of studies from the molecular pharmacology of novel human cough receptors, to our excellent track record in clinical trials and our leading role in telehealth in chronic disease.
Centre for Education Development
The HYMS Centre for Education Development (CED) supports the development of high quality evidence-based health professional education.
Centre for Health and Population Sciences
The Centre for Health and Population Sciences brings together expertise to address issues related to population health and healthcare. It includes researchers from the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York, SEDA at the University of Hull and from other groupings, including the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hull, the Centre for Reviews at Dissemination at the University of York and the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York.
Centre for Immunology and Infection
Research within the Centre for Immunology and Infection (CII) ranges from fundamental studies on the pathogenesis of infectious and non-infectious disease through to first-in-man clinical research. Our research is structured into three overlapping areas: clinical and translational research, immunology, and pathogen biology.
Centre for Neuroscience
Our research in neuroscience, especially neuroimaging, is conducted through close links with York Neuroimaging Centre, a research facility for investigating human brain function using non-invasive imaging techniques. Facilities include 3-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging, whole-head magnetoencephalography, high-density electroencephalography, transcranial magnetic stimulation and high performance parallel computing.
Joint Centre for Cancer Studies (joint between HYMS and the Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Hull has one of the highest incidences and mortality from cancer in the country. The University of Hull has, therefore decided to set up a Joint Centre for Cancer Studies to facilitate multidisciplinary research in this area.
MPhil in Medical Sciences: 3 years (full-time)
/ 6 years (part-time)
PhD in Medical or Human Sciences: 3 years (full-time)
/ 6 years (part-time)
MSc by thesis: 1 year (full-time)
/ 2 years (part-time)
MD in Medical Sciences: 2 years (full-time) / available (part-time)
For the 2016/17 academic year, full-time fees for the MD, PhD, MPhil and MSc by thesis degrees at HYMS are:
For information on fees and funding, please see the HYMS website.
These fees are for all Medicine research degrees research programmes on this page. For courses lasting more than one year, small annual increases may apply. For more information, please visit www.hull.ac.uk/money.
The Postgraduate Training Scheme
It is now widely recognised by employers, professional bodies and research funding agencies that specialist expertise alone is not sufficient preparation either for research or a subsequent career. With this in mind, the University of Hull requires all its postgraduate research students to follow a research training programme relating both to their particular field of study and to generic skills; for example, information technology and communication skills.
Postgraduate Training Scheme