PhD

Clinical Medicine

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9.39 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 29.1 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 6, 2025
1 place StudyQA ranking:3407 Duration:4 years

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As a DPhil in Clinical Medicine student, you will conduct research in basic science and/or in clinical medicine. The degree will provide you with research skills, in-depth knowledge, understanding and expertise in your chosen field of research. Research subjects cover a broad spectrum of sciences related to medicine.

DPhil in Clinical Medicine students follow a wide variety of career paths, including all branches of biomedical research, clinical medicine, teaching, health administration and commerce.

Applicants are strongly advised to visit the Medical Sciences Graduate School website to help them identify the most suitable course and supervisors.

As a doctoral student with the Nuffield Department of Medicine, you will carry out research in a single laboratory for three to four years. There is no period of rotation between laboratories. All doctoral students develop their skills through a range of research training and skills development in their first year, by attending compulsory and optional courses and lectures in laboratory techniques and generic skills, including scientific writing and statistics, while also working at the bench.

You will be encouraged to attend lectures and seminars related to your programme of research and make the most of the doctoral training and research methods provision available across the Medical Sciences division. The aim is to tailor this training to individual needs and bring all students up to satisfactory level in background knowledge. Later training is focused on the skills required for a successful career in independent research.

The department’s students are part of the Medical Sciences Division; lectures and seminars cut across departments and collaborations are widespread within the University.

The Nuffield Department of Medicine(NDM) comprises research groups in several institutes and laboratories, including:

  • the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Physiology (CCMP)
  • the Jenner Institute (JENNER)
  • the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Oxford Branch (LICR)
  • the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC)
  • the Division of Structural Biology (STRUBI)
  • Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (WTCHG)
  • Experimental Medicine (EXPMED)
  • NDM Research Building (NDMRB).

The department also has a Tropical Medicine (TROPMED) unit and its major overseas programmes are based primarily in Thailand, Vietnam and Kenya.

In exceptional cases, students may be admitted to study for the MSc by Research degree.

Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in a relevant discipline such as biology, biochemistry, or medicine.

For applicants with a degree from the USA or from China, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0.

However, entrance is very competitive and most successful applicants have a first-class degree or the equivalent.

A previous master's degree is not required.

If you hold non-UK qualifications and wish to check how your qualifications match these requirements, you can contact the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC).

No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or GMAT scores are sought.

  • Official transcript(s)
  • CV/résumé
  • Research proposal: One to two pages, unless applying for an NDM Prize Studentship
  • References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, all of which must be academic

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Standard level

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Standard level scores

Higher level scores

IELTS Academic 
Institution code: 0713

7.0 Minimum 6.5 per component  7.5  Minimum 7.0 per component 

TOEFL iBT 
Institution code: 0490

100

Minimum component scores:

  • Listening: 22
  • Reading: 24
  • Speaking: 25
  • Writing: 24
110

Minimum component scores:

  • Listening: 22
  • Reading: 24
  • Speaking: 25
  • Writing: 24
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) 185

Minimum 176 per component

191 

Minimum 185 per component

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) 185

Minimum 176 per component

191 

Minimum 185 per component

  • Global Education
  • Hill Foundation Scholarships
  • NDM Prize Studentship
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