PhD/MPhil Physiology / Programme details
Year of entry: 2021
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Our PhD/MPhil Physiology programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Physiology.
Physiology seeks to addresses how the individual aspects of molecular, cellular, tissue and organ function relates to whole organism function and how perturbations from the external environment effect these processes.
Our research utilises emerging technologies in parallel with more traditional studies at whole organism level.
This approach benefits from the sense of perspective gained from the application of a wide range of techniques to understanding physiological systems.
Examples of current physiological research include:
- cardiovascularand muscle responses to injury;
- male and female infertility;
- diabetes mellitusand secretory processes;
- body fluid homeostasis.
All of our postgraduate research students attend the Doctoral Academy Training Programme delivered by the Centre for Academic and Researcher Development (CARD).
The programme provides key transferable skills in areas such as commercial awareness, academic writing and public engagement. This training equips our postgraduates with the tools to progress beyond their research degree into influential positions within academia, industry and consultancy.
The emphasis is on enhancing skills critical to developing early-stage researchers and professionals, whether they relate to effective communication, disseminating research findings and project management skills.
See the training and development page for more information.
Teaching and learning
Applicants are specifically matched with a Primary Supervisor and individual project based on their research interests and background.
International applicants interested in this research area can also consider the our PhD programme with integrated teaching certificate .
This unique programme will enable you to gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, whilst also carrying out independent research on your chosen project.
Scholarships and bursaries
Funded programmes and projects are promoted throughout the year. Funding is available through UK Research Councils, charities and industry. We also have other internal awards and scholarships for the most outstanding applicants from within the UK and overseas (including EU nationals).