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Operating theatre
MSc Endovascular Neurosurgery students in the operating theatre with neurovascular imaging
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Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) is the academic department of surgery at the University of Oxford. It hosts a multidisciplinary team of academic surgeons and scientists.

The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences offers research training opportunities for both clinical and non-clinical graduate students. It has a growing number of full-time funded research student opportunities.

The research environment in NDS includes, for example, a long-established immunology, tolerance and transplantation biology group. It has also has well-established groups in bone cancer biology, islet-cell isolation and transplantation, alongside cardiovascular, interventional radiology and functional neurosurgical groups.

The graduate research programme within NDS provides a fully integrated training environment. You will be working closely with an academic supervisor who oversees your studies.

NDS also offers two graduate taught courses: the MSc in Integrated Immunology and the MSc in Surgical Science and Practice. The MSc in Surgical Science and Practice is offered jointly with the Department for Continuing Education, 


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