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Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Research programmes

DPhil in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Course Code | 001980

MSc by Research in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Course Code | 001990

The Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology encompasses multi-disciplinary research across a wide range of important issues in human reproduction and applied basic science. These include: 

  • Genetic studies
  • Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying normal and aberrant reproductive function
  • Immunology of reproduction
  • Clinical studies in women’s health and pregnancy
  • Epidemiological and health services research

The clinical and laboratory programmes are based in the Women’s Centre and there are collaborations with the School’s Institutes, the University’s Science Departments and with researchers outside Oxford, in the UK and internationally.

How to Apply

The deadline for the DPhil and MSc (R) courses is 10 January 2014. After this date, please contact the department directly to find out if applications are still being accepted.

The standard set of materials you should send with any application to a research course comprises:

The research proposal for applicants to the DPhil or MSc (R) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology should normally be two pages in length, covering areas such as the background to the research, methodology, expected results and the contribution to the field of learning.

Please follow the detailed instructions in the Application Guide, and consult the Obstetrics and Gynaecology website for any additional guidance.

Taught programmes

MSc in Clinical Embryology

Course Code | 003840

This one-year residential taught MSc aims to provide graduate students, scientists and clinicians with highly advanced theoretical and practical understanding of human reproductive biology, embryology, infertility and assisted reproductive technology (ART) along with intensive ‘hands-on’ practical training in essential laboratory skills and the sophisticated gamete micromanipulation techniques associated with ART.

Our MSc prepares students for employment within the clinical embryology/ART sector. Our broad intention is to inspire, motivate and train a network of future leaders in clinical embryology throughout the world.

Additionally, our students benefit from intensive training in a range of laboratory skills highly suitable for a research career in reproductive science.

How to Apply

The deadline for this course is 10 January 2014. After this date, please contact the department directly to find out if applications are still being accepted.

The standard set of materials you should send with any application to a taught course comprises:

Please follow the detailed instructions in the Application Guide, and consult the Obstetrics and Gynaecology website for any additional guidance.

Academic resources

The laboratories of the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology are fully equipped for a wide range of molecular and cell biology work with dedicated image analysis and flow cytometry facilities. They are located in the Women’s Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital, giving excellent access to patients and clinical samples for research from clinics, theatres, delivery suites and the Oxford Fertility Unit.

The Department maintains many special clinical services which help generate programmes of research.

Graduate destinations

Further research in reproductive, biological and biomedical science, assisted reproduction, clinical academic work and industry.

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www.obs-gyn.ox.ac.uk

+44 (0) 1865 221002
graduate_studies@obs-gyn.ox.ac.uk

 

MSc Clinical Embryology

+44 (0) 1865 782878
kevin.coward@obs-gyn.ox.ac.uk

 

 

Main areas of research interests

Research interests on the Obstetrics and Gynaecology website External link


Selection criteria

Details of the selection criteria used to assess applicants are available via the Obstetrics and Gynaecology website:


English language requirements
DPhil and MSc (R)

Standard level

MSc in Clinical Embryology

Higher level


Funding/awards

Studentships, where available, are advertised on the Obstetrics and Gynaecology website 

 

Number of applicants
2012/13
Research degrees

16

Taught degrees

63


Number of places available
2013/14
Research degrees

5

Taught degrees

16-20

 

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