University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Medical Research Skills

The College of Life Sciences and Medicine is offering Aberdeen / North Deanery AFP (Academic Foundation Practitioners) doctors with a unique opportunity to pursue a PG Cert in medical research skills; this programme provides training in generic research skills within a clinical context; the rationale is to equip Aberdeen AFP doctors with fundamental research skills that enable them to pursue a clinical academic career.

Entry requirements

Honours degree or equivalent qualification at the prescribed standard in medicine; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills), TOEFL 580 (paper-based) including TWE 4.5, 90 (internet-based) including 20-24 in writing.

Course modules

The programme consists of a series of specified courses, but in addition, aspects of the programme, such as the research project, can be tailored to suit each student�s clinical academic interests.

Assessment methods

Each course has its own assessment(s) based on continuous assessment of practical and course work; assessments include: essays, assignments, oral presentations, practical work and a short thesis / dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 24 months
PgDip Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Foresterhill Health Centre Aberdeen AB25 2AY Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Secretary