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NDORMS DPhil & MSc by Research

We are a vibrant department which covers a wide and exciting range of research in musculoskeletal and inflammatory diseases, from bench to bedside.


NDORMS provides excellent opportunities for high quality research training in leading areas of musculoskeletal and inflammatory sciences. 

We offer a comprehensive training programme for our students, which include relevant scientific subjects, a formal taught component, seminars and access to training in transferable skills. Our vision is for our graduate students to develop into scientists of the highest calibre with excellent future career prospects.

Our students work closely with an academic supervisor who oversees their studies and have access to an excellent mentoring programme.

All graduate students have opportunities for a broad and varied social life through College membership and more information about this can be found on the central admissions page about colleges.

We welcome both clinical and non-clinical postgraduates and have several full-time student opportunities funded by the Department and various national bodies.

The research work of the department takes place primarily in the Botnar Research Centre and the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology. These excellent research facilities benefit from close links with the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and other medical research centres in the area.

There are numerous seminars and lectures held in the department by local and visiting speakers, and you will be provided with many opportunities to meet experts in various fields. There will also be opportunity for you to present your work at both formal and informal conferences and seminars.