Duration
Full-time: 3 to 4 years
Next start date
Flexible start dates
Available locations
Grafton
Points
120 points per year of full-time study
Programme type
Doctorate

Programme overview

The MD is a professional postgraduate doctorate involving advanced study and research. This research can directly investigate current clinical and practice issues.

Completing this degree enables candidates to provide leadership in the profession through their advancement and dissemination of knowledge. The degree may be undertaken on or off campus and may report research that has been undertaken prior to enrolment for the degree if it hasn’t been submitted as part of a previous degree or diploma.

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Programme structure

During an MD, you will usually undertake research for three to four years full time. Part time candidates would be expected to complete their MD within 8 years.

  • On entry to the MD programme, you will be enrolled provisionally.
  • By the end of your first year, you must meet a number of goals to be confirmed into the MD programme.
  • After confirmation, you will continue to work on your research before submitting your thesis for examination, usually after three years and within four years of your start date. The examination process may include an oral exam.
  • There is a provision for candidates to report on original research completed before entry to the MD programme, provided it has not been submitted as part of a previous degree or diploma.

For more information and advice, talk to a postgraduate advisor by contacting the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.
 

Entry requirements

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Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Class of honours
    N/A
    • MBChB
    • Evidence of significant research experience

Further programme requirements

Supervision and research requirements

Meeting our academic requirements does not guarantee entry.

You must demonstrate an ability to research independently, and possess a high level of theoretical understanding. Acceptance is subject to staff availability for supervision, and appropriate resources and facilities. You must write an initial statement of research intent to demonstrate your research capability and experience.

Programme-specific requirements

You must have at least five years’ professional experience in medical practice.

How to apply

Check out our guide to applying for a PhD or doctorate.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent N/A
    • MBChB
    • Evidence of significant research experience
  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Supervision and research requirements

Meeting our academic requirements does not guarantee entry.

You must demonstrate an ability to research independently, and possess a high level of theoretical understanding. Acceptance is subject to staff availability for supervision, and appropriate resources and facilities.

All students must meet our English-language requirements as a condition of entry.

Programme-specific requirements

You must have at least five years’ professional experience in medical practice.

How to apply

Check out our guide to applying for a PhD or doctorate.

How much does a Doctor of Medicine cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$6,969.60*
International students
NZ$36,972*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

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Key dates

Eligible candidates can enrol and start their MD at any time of year. If you are a New Zealand student, you must enrol within 3 months of your unconditional offer. If you are an International student, you must enrol in the programme within 6 months of your unconditional offer.

As part of the application process for the MD, you need to provide an outline of your proposed research project.

Although you are not required to nominate a doctoral supervisor as part of your initial application, you can also look at supervisor profiles and research projects currently available through FindaThesis, or contact the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences for further advice.

Where could this programme take you?

The research undertaken during your MD can be directly applied toward clinical and practice issues. Completing this degree enables candidates to provide leadership in the profession through their advancement and dissemination of knowledge.

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