University of Nottingham


Queen's Medical Centre
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Rank: 11 (UKEAS)

Location: Queen's Medical Centre


Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2019/12/01

Duration: 24 months

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The main research interest is in osteoarthritis (OA) and crystal-associated arthritis; principal types of study undertaken are: community-based epidemiological and genetic studies for associations, risk factors and outcomes for OA; gene-environmental interaction studies on knee and hip OA; laboratory investigation of angiogenesis and neurovascular factors involved in arthritis; and meta-analyses and evidence-based recommendations on diagnosis and management of OA and crystal arthritis; current work includes: genome wide-scans and gene-environmental interaction studies in cohorts with OA; identification of possible new morphological risk factors for large joint OA and pain associated with OA; a large randomised clinical trial (RCT) examining the effectiveness of a nurse-led intervention for community-based patients with gout, and the effect size of placebo and contextual response in RCTs of fibromyalgia, OA and rheumatoid arthritis.


Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject; candidates are generally required to submit a research proposal with their applications. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for University of Nottingham.

About this university

International students

The International Office is the main place for international students to visit when they arrive at the university. It is staffed by a dedicated team of advisors that are there to help with the many issues that can arise from living and studying in a different country. They can help with matters such as immigration and visas, financial advice and family concerns. They are also on hand for matters such as employment and academic difficulties. They organise regular events and even trips to allow students from outside the UK to make the most of their time in the country and to see all that the UK has to offer. There is even help and advice for after studies have finished and students are looking for work. The Students Union are responsible for the organisation of some 190 student clubs and societies along with some 75 sports clubs. There is a student run newspaper as well as a professional sound and lighting company for events in the area. It holds a regular RAG organisation, the largest outside the US, which raises over £1 million each year for good causes. There is a Student Volunteer Centre and an international volunteering project as well as working in the larger community.

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