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The University of Oxford

Clinical Medicine

University of Oxford
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Rank: 2 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: University of Oxford

Website: https://www.ox.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2020/10/01

Duration: 36 months


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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/ucasAs 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.As a doctoral student with the Nuffield Department of Medicine, you will carry out research in a single laboratory for three to four years if studying full-time, or six to eight years if studying part-time. 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 of full-time study or first two years of part-time study, 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.For both full-time and part-time students, the doctoral work will culminate in a thesis that will be defended in an oral examination (viva voce). 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 Centre for Human Genetics (WHG)
  • 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.

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Entry requirements

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

Language qualifications

IELTS: 5.5 (UKVI IELTS 5.5)


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About this university

International students

Some 140 countries have attendees at Oxford and some 60% of the total student body is from outside the UK. There are various programs available for international students to help with orientation and integrating with life in Oxford as well as to help with legal matters such as immigration and visas. They can also help with practical matters such as dealing with finances and accessing health care with the National Health Service (NHS). Student life is filled with many traditions as befits a university of Oxford's age. One of these are the balls, held by the colleges with a formal dress code as well as smaller events regularly during the year. The Oxford University Student Union or OUSU, represents students and is their voice in debate about the university as well as organising student life organisations. There are a large number of sports available outside the classroom and many of these are of a high standard. The Boat Race is a famous example of a rowing race with nearby Cambridge University that is watched by up to 10 million TV viewers each year. There are also student newspapers and a radio station as well as performing arts groups. There are also student societies open to students who aren't studying the subject to learn something new and different.

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