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Graduate School

Subject Areas

Select a research theme from the list below to see the supervisors and courses available in that area. You can narrow down the list of supervisors by selecting a sub-theme.

When you select a supervisor you will see the direct-entry DPhil (PhD) course(s) that you should apply to if you wish to go straight into their laboratory. You should contact supervisors before you apply to check if they will consider an application.

Also shown are the structured DPhil (PhD) courses they are associated with. It is possible (but not guaranteed) that you will be able to do a research project with that supervisor if you are accepted on one of these courses.

We also offer a part-time, variable-rate Doctor of Medicine (DM) programme of up to eight years duration, open to doctors employed in the NHS locally or by the University.

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Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

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Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

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