Study with us
We offer opportunities for research training for clinical and non-clinical graduates and host two taught master's courses. We are also responsible for delivering the surgical training on the undergraduate course in medicine.
We are primarily responsible for the delivery and development of surgical training for 4th and 6th year medical students.
NDS runs taught MSc courses in Integrated Immunology and contributes to the part-time MSc course in Surgical Sciences and Practice, which is run by the Department of Continuing Education.
We also offer opportunities for research training for both clinical and non-clinical graduates. We have a growing number of full-time funded research student opportunities.
Global Surgery Course
This five-day course looks at the provision of surgical services at a global level, encompassing all related specialties including obstetrics, gynaecology and anaesthesia/critical care.
PGCert in Patient Safety
The Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) is a part-time course for healthcare professionals, offered by the Department for Continuing Education in collaboration with the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.
21 April 2022
This year’s winner of the prestigious Giovanni Maria Lancisi Award is Dr Pierfrancesco Lapolla Losasso, DPhil candidate at Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), presenting the research project 'Combined physiological and biochemical approach for the prediction of abdominal aortic aneurysm growth in humans' conducted through the OxAAA study.
20 August 2021
Congratulations to Elisha Ngetich and Oluwasegun (Segun) Afolaranmi from Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) who have been awarded first and second place respectively in this year’s Top 10 Rare Rising Stars.
30 July 2021
Segun Afolaranmi of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) is one of five graduate students currently studying at Oxford who has been awarded a £1,000 grant from the Vice Chancellor’s COVID-19 African Innovation Seed Fund for an entrepreneurial project aimed at addressing global challenges stemming from the pandemic.
19 July 2021
Congratulations to Dr Regent Lee at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) who has been awarded a grant of £246,226 from Heart Research UK for his research project ‘Using artificial intelligence (AI) for safer CT imaging of blood vessels’.
Omair Shariq wins Best Clinical Paper at the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons 2021 Annual Meeting
9 June 2021
Dr Omair Shariq, a DPhil student and clinical research fellow in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) and Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM), has received the 2021 Best Presentation for Clinical Research award during the 41st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES), which was held virtually on 25-27 April 2021.