DPhil in Surgical Sciences
The DPhil in Surgical Sciences is a full-time doctoral programme offering research training across a range of scientific areas for both clinical and non-clinical graduates.
Three to four years in length
Students on doctoral programmes focus on a specific research project. They work closely with an academic supervisor who oversees their studies, and they produce a thesis that represents a significant and substantial piece of work.
Students in the experimental sciences are also likely to collaborate with their supervisor on shared laboratory work as part of a research team. Joint supervision (i.e. appointment of more than one supervisor) is not uncommon, and generally recommended by the department.
After completing their DPhil (as it is known in Oxford – most other universities call it a PhD), research students frequently go on to pursue academic careers or careers requiring advanced research skills. Most commonly, doctoral degrees last three to four years.
- International teaching team of experts
- Rich and diverse research environment
- Opportunity to network and present your research
- Opportunities to develop your research and professional skills
NDS not only offers a friendly working atmosphere, but also the enthusiasm to drive projects through to completion, to make a clinical difference. Studying in Oxford, supported by the UK'S number one research facility is not only a fantastic opportunity, but also an honour as a junior doctor embarking on an academic career - Dr Katherine Hurst, DPhil in Surgical Sciences
Oxford offers a rich and diverse research environment in the surroundings of a beautiful historic city which I would wholeheartedly recommend to prospective graduate students- Dr Paul Lyon, DPhil in Surgical Sciences