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Suitable for 3rd/4th year MSD DPhil students or those in their final year of MSc.



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

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.


You will need a good internet connection and uninterrupted time and a good hot drink!


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