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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the prestigious DPhil in Surgical Sciences at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences. This full-time doctoral programme offers a unique opportunity for both clinical and non-clinical graduates to delve into cutting-edge research across various scientific disciplines. The programme, spanning three to four years, provides a platform for students to work closely with experienced principal investigators on research projects encompassing areas such as cancer, immunology, and neurosciences. With a strong emphasis on professional development, students benefit from a comprehensive skills training programme and regular interaction with supervisors and research groups. The rigorous selection process seeks exceptional candidates with a first-class or upper second-class undergraduate degree, ensuring a competitive yet inclusive cohort. Upon completion, graduates typically progress to postdoctoral research roles or further clinical training, solidifying their position as future leaders in the field of surgical sciences. Join us in shaping the future of surgical research and innovation.

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The DPhil in Surgical Sciences is a full-time doctoral programme offering research training across a range of scientific areas for both clinical and non- clinical graduates within an academic surgery department.

This course is taking part in a continuing pilot programme to improve the selection procedure for graduate applications, in order to ensure that all candidates are evaluated fairly. For this course, the socio-economic data you provide in the application form will be used to contextualise the shortlisting and decision-making processes where it has been provided. Please carefully read the instructions concerning submission of your CV/résumé in the How to apply section of this page, as well as the full details about this pilot.

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Entry Requirements

As a minimum, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the following UK qualifications or their equivalent:

a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in an area of relevance to your proposed research project.

However, entrance is very competitive and many successful applicants have a first-class degree or equivalent international qualification.

A previous master’s degree is not required.

For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0. However, most successful applicants have a GPA of 3.7 or above.


Home - £8,960
Overseas - £29,700

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