Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

This course is for MRC DTP students nearing the end of their DPhil and getting ready for their viva.



This 2.5 hours interactive online MSD Skills training course is most suitable for those MRC DTP students in their third or fourth year of their DPhil or final year of MSc by research.

This course will take place as an interactive online session, with free rein for students to ask questions throughout. Tutor(s) can 'red flag' problems that have occurred in the past, but they can also highlight what makes for an excellent candidate and successful viva. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions from an alumni who recently successfully defended their DPhil viva voce examination in Medical Sciences.

course content

  • To inform students of examination formalities, University regulations and administrative requirements.
  • To assist students in preparation for the viva and the potential generic questions that could be asked by their examiners.
  • To provide the attendees with guidance as how to plan their theses.


Online interactive live session.

You will need to be logged in via SSO to join the session.


There are pre-course and post course materials available in My Resources in AccessPlanIT. You will need a good internet connection and uninterrupted time and a good hot drink!


There is an automated workflow for this course so all emails will be sent directly from the booking system AccessPlanIT (also known as CoSY). Please check your spam or junk folders if you haven't received them as you will need to read and act on the information in the emails.