Physiology Anatomy and Genetics

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9.15 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 28.3 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 6, 2025
1 place StudyQA ranking:2021 Duration:2 years

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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.

Graduate destinations

An alumni survey in 2013 showed nearly two-thirds were employed in academic research or had returned to medicine in conjunction with academic research. Other careers include industrial research, teaching, scientific publishing, patent law and banking. A few graduates enter charitable fundraising, charitable scientific employment and pharmaceutical consulting positions.

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

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.

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 subject that ideally will support the chosen research path. 

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

A previous master's is not a condition of entry.

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: Up to 2,000 words
  • References/letters of recommendation:Three overall, generally academic

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Higher level

Test

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

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  • Hill Foundation Scholarships
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