The Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health is one of the largest academic clinical O&G departments in the UK, encompassing multi-disciplinary research across the full spectrum of women’s health. Our work has four overarching themes: cancer, global health, maternal and fetal health and reproductive medicine and genetics.
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. The department includes The George Institute for Global Health (TGI) whose mission is to increase access to quality health care for millions of people worldwide, with a particular focus on vulnerable women in resource-poor settings. 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.