Ongoing studies employ a broad range of approaches including clinical experimental, database and qualitative studies. Opportunities in the subspecialty have been enhanced by the recent development of our satellite Wellcome Trust Paediatric Clinical Research Facility on the Birmingham Children’s Hospital site.
Before submitting an application to the University, you will need to identify potential supervisors in your desired field of research in order that you can indicate this in your application. There will be a delay in processing your application if this information is not provided. You can view the research interests of our staff, and search for an opportunity via our Doctoral Researchers search engine.
Following graduation, Postgraduate Researchers in the College MDS gain employment in a variety of areas though with a majority continuing in research, mostly in Academia but also in the Health, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology sectors. Others pursue careers in Education, Publishing, Intellectual Property Protection, Technology Innovation, Business, and more besides.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
Part-time: 2 years for MSc by Research and 6 years for PhD
Current research covers a wide portfolio of basic, translational and clinical research focusing on endocrinology, and neonatal medicine, with all the major paediatric subspecialties active in research (for example nephrology, neurology, gastroenterology and dietetics).
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
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Minimum required score (Grade C):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
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