Research degrees

NDOG 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
  • Fetal growth and development
  • Malaria in pregnancy
  • Maternal health in resource-poor settings
  • Gynaecological malignancy

The basis of these programmes are laboratory or clinical projects in which you have to carry out independent research in your chosen area, as agreed with your supervisor. Both degrees require you to write a thesis which is examined by a viva. As a research student you will also be required to attend a range of training lectures including Writing Skills, Presentation Skills, Project Management, Career Skills Seminars and Teaching Skills.

The department has a variety of students studying towards research degrees, including students from scientific backgrounds and clinical backgrounds. Current student profiles can be viewed here.

Further details of how to apply for a research degree with NDOG can be found here.

Information for current research students can be found here.

Further information on the Medical Sciences Division Graduate School can be found here.