MPhil in Medical Science (Paediatrics)
The MPhil degree offered by the Department of Paediatrics is exclusively research-based. The subject of the research project is determined during the application process and is influenced by the research interests of the student’s principal supervisor. This means that students should apply to study with a group leader whose area of research most appeals to them. To broaden their knowledge of their chosen field, students are strongly encouraged to attend relevant seminars, lectures and training courses.
At the end of the course, examination for the MPhil degree involves submission of a written dissertation (of 20,000 words or less), followed by an oral examination based on both the dissertation and a broader knowledge of the chosen area of research.
For more information on the course, entry requirements, funding, and information on how to apply please visit the University’s Graduate website.
PhD in Paediatrics
Doctoral studies are carried out by science graduates, medical students combining clinical training with the PhD, and clinically qualified doctors undertaking scientific training. Each student conducts their PhD project under the direction of their principal supervisor, with additional teaching and guidance provided by a second supervisor.
All PhD students are required to submit a report in their first year, the purpose of which is to provide evidence of their suitability for registration for a PhD.
Students are assessed via a written dissertation of not more than 60 000 words (excluding figures, tables, footnotes, appendices and bibliography), on a subject approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculties of Clinical Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. This is followed by an oral examination based on both the dissertation and a broader knowledge of the chosen area of research.
Contact information by topic:
- Endocrinology and Diabetes: Professor David Dunger
- Paediatric Intensive Care: Dr Nazima Pathan
- Gastroenterology: Dr Matthias Zilbauer
- Epidemiology: Professor Ken Ong
- Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease: Dr Roman Hovorka
The MB/PhD Programme leads to the MB, BChir and PhD degrees and is designed for medical students who are interested in academic or research careers by enabling them to integrate a three-year period of research with their clinical education.
For more information on the course, entry requirements, and information on how to apply please visit the Clinical School website.