University of Oxford: Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

InstitutionUniversity of Oxford
Department Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
Web https://www.ox.ac.uk
Email graduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk
Telephone 01865 270059
Study type Research

Summary

**The information provided on this page was correct at the time of publication (November 2019). For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas**

The DPhil in Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics provides students with a wide range of research topics within a large multi-disciplinary and world-renowned department, spanning a diverse spectrum of research areas from neuroscience, cardiac science, ion channels transporters and signalling, metabolism and endocrinology, development and reproduction to functional genomics.

In the first instance, applicants are strongly advised to visit the department's website (see Further Information and Enquiries) to identify potential supervisors based on their research area of interest.

Your research will be conducted at Oxford under the supervision of academic staff who are at the forefront of developments in your chosen research project area. You will explore your research subject area to new depths and have the opportunity to present your findings to members of the international scientific community with whom, one day, you may collaborate with.

At the end of your study you will produce a doctoral thesis that represents a significant advance in the field. You will have become a world expert in your research area, and you will have demonstrated that you are an original and creative thinker capable of independent scientific work at a very high level.

You will have access to regular departmental seminars, skills and training courses, peer presentation groups for fine tuning presentation deliverance and graduate student social events that incorporate informal talks aimed at students.

You will be encouraged to submit termly reports on your progress and report courses undertaken. The supervisor will also contribute to the termly reports. When achieved, the key milestones of a DPhil will eventually result in the awarding of the Doctor of Philosophy title.

**MSc by research**
The MSc by Research in Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics provides students with a wide range of research topics within a large multi-disciplinary and world-renowned department, spanning a diverse spectrum of research areas from neuroscience, cardiac science, ion channels transporters and signalling, metabolism and endocrinology, development and reproduction to functional genomics.

In the first instance, applicants are strongly advised to visit the department's website (see Further Information and Enquiries) to identify potential supervisors based on their research area of interest.

You will conduct your research at Oxford under the supervision of academic staff who are at the forefront of developments in your chosen research project area. You will explore your research subject area to new depths and have the opportunity to present your findings to members of the international scientific community with whom, one day, you may collaborate with. At the end of your study with us you will produce a doctoral thesis that represents a significant advance in the field. You will have become a world expert in your research area, and you will have demonstrated that you are an original and creative thinker capable of independent scientific work at a very high level.

You will have access to regular departmental seminars, skills and training courses, peer presentation groups for fine tuning presentation deliverance, graduate student social events that incorporate informal talks aimed at students.

You will be encouraged to submit termly reports on your progress and report courses undertaken. The Supervisor will also contribute to the termly reports. You will also be encouraged to transfer your status towards the end of the first year and then defend a final viva and be awarded a MSc by Research.

DPhil

MSc (Res)

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