There are two different postgraduate research degrees that you can undertake at the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health.
- The Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (a DPhil is the Oxford name for a PhD or doctorate); or
- The Master of Science by Research (MSc(Res)) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Some key differences to consider:
|DPhil||MSc by Research|
|Usual time for completion||3-4 years||2-3 years|
|Minimum residence requirement||6 terms||3 terms|
|Minimum period of standard fee liability||6 terms||3 terms|
|Maximum period of standard fee liability*||9 terms||6 terms|
|Maximum time to submit||15 terms||9 terms|
|Length of thesis||50,000 words||30,000 words|
*Please note that continuation fees may apply
You may choose, with approval from the Medical Sciences Board, to change course from an MSc by Research to a DPhil, or vice versa, after you start your course, providing you have the appropriate funding and academic support.