The MSc by thesis is ideal for you if you want to get involved in postgraduate research, and obtain the skills to progress to a PhD or MD.
About the MSc by thesis
The MSc by thesis gives you an opportunity to conduct an independent research project.
You can work in a wide range of areas. Our current students are researching topics as diverse as interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, care of the newborn infant, and the development of new methods for analysing cell-to-cell interactions in tissue using a micro-fluidic based approach.
Throughout your degree, you will be supervised by a leading expert in the field and supported by a Thesis Advisory Panel.
Your principal academic supervisor
Before making your MD application, you need to find a member of academic staff at HYMS to supervise your research project. Your principal academic supervisor must be employed by either the University of York
or the University of Hull.
You can work in a wide range of areas -- our current students are researching topics as diverse as interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, care of the newborn infant, and the development of new methods for analysing cell-to-cell interactions in tissue using a micro-fluidic based approach.
This programme is ideal for graduate from a range of backgrounds; including biology, chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, health sciences, anatomy and related subjects.
[[Part-time or full-time?
The HYMS MSc by thesis is offered either full-time (one year) or part-time (two years).
If you have fewer than about 35 hours a week to devote to your studies, you should consider studying part-time. Part-time study is at least 17.5 hours per week.
Postgraduate Training Scheme
As a MSc student at HYMS, you will also take part in our Postgraduate Training Scheme (PGTS), which provides you with extra opportunities to develop both specialist and transferable skills.
The MSc by thesis is a popular option for intercalating medical students.
An intercalated MSc by thesis provides you with an exciting research environment where you can develop your research skills at a higher level. You will gain in-depth specialist knowledge and research experience through your independent research project. It will also strengthen your Foundation Year application.
The programme requires a good bachelors degree and the ability and motivation to undertake a independent research project. IELTS 7 will be required from non native English language speakers.