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NDORMS DPhil & MSc by Research

Overview

NDORMS provides excellent opportunities for high quality research training in leading areas of musculoskeletal and inflammatory sciences and an outstanding environment for undertaking a DPhil, Oxford’s equivalent to a PhD. 

We offer a comprehensive training programme for our students, which include relevant scientific subjects, a formal taught component, seminars and access to training in transferable skills. Our vision is for our graduate students to develop into scientists of the highest calibre with excellent future career prospects.

All graduate students are guided by a specialised team that includes academic supervisor(s), the Directors of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Studies Officer. Our Graduate Studies Committees (GSC) oversee the admission of students and ensure students meet their milestones in appropriate times.

All graduate students have opportunities for a broad and varied social life through College membership and more information about this can be found on the central admissions page about colleges.

We welcome both clinical and non-clinical postgraduates and have several full-time student opportunities funded by the Department and various national bodies.

The research work of the department takes place primarily in the Botnar Research Centre and the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology. These excellent research facilities benefit from close links with the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and other medical research centres in the area.

There are numerous seminars and lectures held in the department by local and visiting speakers, and you will be provided with many opportunities to meet experts in various fields. There will also be opportunity for you to present your work at both formal and informal conferences and seminars.