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We offer opportunities for research training for both clinical and non-clinical postgraduates. We have a growing number of full-time funded research student opportunities.

The graduate programme within NDS provides a fully integrated research training environment, with students working closely with an academic supervisor who oversees their studies. Research students are expected to produce a thesis that represents a significant and substantial piece of their degree.

NDS aims to admits up to 10 postgraduate students each year to study towards a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) - Oxford’s equivalent of a PhD - in Surgical Sciences or a Master's in Science (MSc) by Research in Surgical Sciences.

The department also runs, or jointly runs, two taught MSc courses.

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Directors of Graduate Studies: Professor Jon Austyn and Professor Ashok Handa

Graduate Studies Administrator: Eleanor Wilson

MSD Graduate Open Afternoons

The Medical Sciences Division will be running two virtual Open Afternoons in October and November, for more details and to register visit their page.