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DPhil in Women's and Reproductive Health

DPhil in Women's and Reproductive Health

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

08-OCT-23

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Women's Health Gynecology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

About the course

The DPhil in Women's and Reproductive Health offers a wide range of opportunities to carry out multidisciplinary research on important issues in human reproduction and applied basic science.

Research carried out in the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health encompasses a broad range of topics, with groups working on oocytes and sperm, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, genetic studies, molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying normal and aberrant reproductive function, immunology of pregnancy, gynaecological cancer, clinical studies in women's health and pregnancy, and epidemiological and health services research.

As well as carrying out research projects, you will also have the opportunity to attend a variety of skills training sessions and career planning events offered by the Medical Sciences Division.

Assessment

All students will be initially admitted to the status of Probationer Research Student (PRS). Within a maximum of six terms as a PRS student (and normally by the fourth term) you will be expected to apply for transfer of status from Probationer Research Student to DPhil status.

A successful transfer of status from PRS to DPhil status will require the submission of a thesis outline. Students who are successful at transfer will also be expected to apply for and gain confirmation of DPhil status within nine terms of admission, to show that your work continues to be on track.

Both milestones normally involve an interview with two assessors (other than your supervisor) and therefore provide important experience for the final oral examination.

You will be expected to submit an original thesis of a maximum of 50,000 words after three or, at most, four years from the date of admission. To be successfully awarded a DPhil in Women’s and Reproductive Health you will need to defend your thesis orally (viva voce) in front of two appointed examiners.

Graduate destinations

Graduates from the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health go on to further research in reproductive, biological and biomedical science, assisted reproduction, as well as clinical academic work and industry.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,960

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

29,700

Entry requirements

As a minimum, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the equivalent of the following UK qualifications: a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in a subject related to biomedical science, a medical degree or a degree otherwise relevant to the topic of study. You do not need a previous master's degree to apply to the course. For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0.