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PhD programme with integrated teaching certificate

A PhD in biological, medical or health sciences with a built-in accredited teaching certificate.

Programme structure

A year-by-year guide to the PhD programme with integrated teaching certificate.

Year 1

  • Research literature review (October-February)
  • Research and data collection (throughout the year)
  • Continuation report unit (due July)
  • Taught master's units, including Research Methods and Research Skills workshops (October-February)
  • Academic writing skills (October-January)
  • Transferable skills (throughout the year)

Exit award: MPhil (if achieved satisfactory data collection)

 

Year 2

  • Research data collection (throughout the year)
  • One or two Postgraduate Certificate in Medical and Health Education units
  • Academic writing skills (throughout the year)
  • Transferable skills (throughout the year)
 

Year 3

  • Research data collection and analysis (throughout the year)
  • One or two Postgraduate Certificate in Medical and Health Education units (depending on how many were taken in Year 2)
  • Academic writing skills (throughout the year)
  • Transferable skills (throughout the year)
 

Year 4

  • Research (October-April)
  • Thesis writing up (April-September)
  • Thesis submission (due end of September)
  • Oral examination

 

Final award: PhD and PGCert Medical and Health Education