Obstetrics and Gynaecology | Graduate courses | University of Oxford
Egg vitrification
Egg vitrification in the laboratory
(Image Credit: Zachary Domach / Graduate Photography Competition)

Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is one of the largest academic clinical O&G departments in the UK, encompassing inter-disciplinary research across a wide range of important issues in human reproduction and applied basic science.

There are around 140 people working in the department, including senior academic staff, research support staff, clerical and technical staff, and graduate students (including clinicians) carrying out research towards a higher degree. There are also a number of visiting researchers from many parts of the world.

The department has a variety of students studying towards research degrees, including students from both scientific and clinical backgrounds. The basis of the department’s research programmes are laboratory or clinical projects in which you carry out independent research in your chosen area, as agreed with your supervisor.

The department also offers a taught MSc course which prepares students for active employment within the clinical embryology/artificial reproductive technology (ART) sector and/or a research career in reproductive science. The MSc provides students with theoretical and practical understanding of human reproductive biology, embryology, infertility and ART, with significant emphasis on continuing professional development and acquiring valuable transferable skills.

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