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Endocrinology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Non-European Students

We have 37 Endocrinology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Non-European Students

A PhD in Endocrinology gives you the chance to lead your own research project that will further our current understanding of hormones.

Whether you are looking at metabolism in people with type 1 diabetes, researching the effect of non-pharmacological interventions in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or modelling glycaemic progression and cardiorenal outcomes, you will be aiming to improve care for thousands of patients worldwide.

What’s it like to study a PhD in Endocrinology?

Doing a PhD in Endocrinology, you will become proficient in the skills necessary to contribute to a research portfolio which spans cardiovascular and metabolic diseases affecting those with diabetes, renal disease, and endocrine conditions.

Some typical research topics in Endocrinology include:

  • obesity
  • biological timing
  • diabetes
  • nutrition
  • cellular physiology

Typical Endocrinology PhD research projects take between three and four years to complete. You will spend time reading around your research area and gain inspiration for methods to improve your experimental work.

During a standard PhD day, you will be in the laboratory performing, preparing, or planning experiments, writing up sections of your thesis, and chatting to your colleagues and supervisor about your current and upcoming work.

To be awarded your PhD, you must submit a thesis of about 60,000 words and defend this during your viva exam.

PhD in Endocrinology entry requirements

The entry requirements for a typical PhD in Endocrinology usually involve a Bachelors and a Masters degree in a related subject. You will also need to submit a compelling research proposal detailing your study plans. You may also need some professional experience in Endocrinology, depending on the programme. 

PhD in Endocrinology funding options

In the UK, PhDs in Endocrinology are funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), which provides a tuition fee waiver and a living cost stipend. Depending on the programme, you may submit your own research proposal before being considered for funding, or apply for a project that already has funding attached.   before being considered for funding or apply for a project that already has funding attached.

It is also possible to apply for a PhD loan to help with the costs of a doctorate in Endocrinology (although this cannot be combined with Research Council funding). Other options for financial support include university scholarships, graduate teaching assistantships and charities.

If you are considering a part-time PhD in Endocrinology, it may also be worth asking your employer if they are happy to sponsor you. 

PhD in Endocrinology careers

After completing your PhD, you may want to continue your research through a postdoctoral role or go into the NHS (National Health Service), government, or commercial sector.

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NIHR Exeter BRC Studentship - Precision medicine data science for type 2 diabetes

Project description. This fully-funded PhD studentship is a research-intensive programme providing training in cutting-edge data science and machine learning methods applied to large-scale clinical datasets. Read more

NIHR Exeter BRC Studentship - Investigating the effect of hyperglycaemia on immune cell function

Project description. This PhD project explores the interface between metabolism and immunology. The goal is to increase our understanding of how high blood glucose levels (hyperglycaemia) alters immune cell function. Read more

Integrated impact of insulin signaling on nutritional state-dependent behaviour in Drosophila

Insulin signaling plays a pivotal role in various physiological processes, including metabolism, energy homeostasis, and growth. Increasing evidence points to an expanded role for insulin to inform behaviour according to the nutritional state of an organism. Read more

Investigating the cellular and systems physiology of obesity with Drosophila

  Research Group: Institute of Cell Biology
Obesity levels are rising rapidly around the world and are a major risk factor for diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, cancers and recently, COVID-19. Read more

(Boots CTP) Characterising and modulating the circadian biology of sebocytes to promote healthy skin barrier function

Human skin provides a critical barrier to protect us against environmental insults and help us prevent excessive water loss. This barrier function is understood to be under rhythmic control between night and day and is maintained by a layer of lipids secreted on to the surface of the skin. Read more

Stressed out? Unravelling the glucocorticoid dynamics of pigs

Funding. This PhD project is part of a competition funded by SRUC. This opportunity is open to UK and International students and provides funding to cover tuition fees at the UK rate, plus a stipend to support living costs. Read more

MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Nanoscale structural mapping of protein aggregates in human disease

Type-2 diabetes (T2D) is a chronic metabolic disorder, characterised by high blood glucose, variable resistance to insulin, and at least a relative deficiency in insulin levels caused by loss of β-cell function within pancreatic islets. Read more

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