What’s it like to do a PhD in Physiology?
Physiology combines new and cutting-edge technology with traditional studies to recognise and research aspects on the whole organism level.
Some popular Physiology research topics are
- Ovarian physiology
- Skeletal muscle physiology
By the time you finish a PhD in Physiology, you’ll have gained the experience and understanding of physiological systems.
Like most STEM subjects, Physiology PhDs also come attached with a research aim already defined. Be sure to research well into the scope of the project to make sure it aligns with your interests and qualifications.
You’ll usually be asked to submit an 80,000-word thesis to be defended during an oral viva examination at the end of your PhD.
In the UK, you might be asked to register to an MPhil to begin with. You will be able to upgrade to a PhD after your first year if your supervisor feels your work meets a certain standard.