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:
- biological timing
- 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.