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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9.45k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 29.3k / 1 year
  • Deadline:
  • 6 1월
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 374pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    The DPhil in Surgical Sciences is a full-time doctoral programme offering research training for both clinical and non-clinical graduates in their chosen field of research.

    Graduate destinations

    After successfully completing a DPhil in Surgical Sciences, research students typically progress to either postdoctoral research positions pursuing an academic career or, for clinically qualified individuals, to further clinical training and/or clinician-scientist posts.

    Applicants are strongly advised to visit the Medical Sciences Graduate School website to help them identify the most suitable course and supervisors.

    Doctoral programmes focus on a specific research project. 

    Projects can be chosen from across all areas of research in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), for example:

    • ageing and degenerative diseases
    • cancer
    • cardiac/cardiovascular sciences 
    • cell biology and genes
    • clinical trials and epidemiology
    • diabetes
    • evidence-based medicine 
    • immunology
    • musculoskeletal science
    • neurosciences
    • oncology
    • stem cells
    • translational medicine and medical technology

    You will work closely with an academic supervisor who oversees your studies, and you will produce a thesis that represents a significant and substantial piece of work. For experimental sciences you are also likely to collaborate with your supervisor on shared laboratory work as part of a research team.

    There is usually no required coursework. However, the Medical Sciences Division's skills training programme offers opportunities for you to develop your research and professional skills over the duration of your DPhil. It is recommended that you spend at least ten days a year on your graduate skills training.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in an area of relevance to your research project.

    For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0.

    However, entrance is very competitive and most successful applicants have a GPA of 3.7, a first-class degree or equivalent international qualification.

    A previous master’s is not required.

    If you hold non-UK qualifications and wish to check how your qualifications match these requirements, you can contact the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC).

    No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or GMAT scores are sought.

    • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • Research proposal: Up to 1,500 words
    • References/letters of recommendation:Three overall, generally academic

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

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    Test

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    Higher level scores

    IELTS Academic 
    Institution code: 0713

    7.0 Minimum 6.5 per component  7.5  Minimum 7.0 per component 

    TOEFL iBT 
    Institution code: 0490

    100

    Minimum component scores:

    • Listening: 22
    • Reading: 24
    • Speaking: 25
    • Writing: 24
    110

    Minimum component scores:

    • Listening: 22
    • Reading: 24
    • Speaking: 25
    • Writing: 24
    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) 185

    Minimum 176 per component

    191 

    Minimum 185 per component

    Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) 185

    Minimum 176 per component

    191 

    Minimum 185 per component

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