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Physiology PhD Research Projects for Non-European Students

We have 94 Physiology PhD Research Projects for Non-European Students

A PhD in Physiology will involve in-depth research on aspects that relate to how an organisms function. You could also be looking at how changes in the external environment effect these functions.

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

  • Genomics
  • Informatics
  • Ovarian physiology
  • Skeletal muscle physiology
  • Diabetes
  • Imaging

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.

Entry requirements

You’re required to have a Second-Class Bachelors degree in basic science courses to gain entry into a PhD in Physiology. You might be considered if you have a Lower Second Class degree if you also a Maters with at least a Merit qualification.

Depending on where you study, you might have to submit language test results to show proficiency in the language of instruction at your university.

PhD in Physiology funding options

A PhD in Physiology in the UK is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) who offer fully-funded studentships along with a monthly stipend. If you’re applying to a PhD with attached funding, you’ll receive guaranteed funding if you are successful in your application.

PhD in Physiology careers

Most Physiology doctoral graduates go on to continue research as postdoctoral research fellows or in academia. If you wish the industry, there are jobs as in industrial research, scientific publishing and pharmaceutical consulting available for you.

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Sexual dimorphisms in ageing

Sex is a key determinant of almost all aspects of animal physiology. Fundamental biological differences between males and females result in sexually dimorphic responses across a diverse array of phenotypes including ageing. Read more

PhD in Ion Channel Biology

  Research Group: Smooth Muscle Research Group
Fully Funded PhD Studentship Smooth Muscle Research Centre (SMRC), Dundalk, Ireland. The Smooth Muscle Research Centre in Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland comprises a cross-disciplinary research team focused on the regulation of ion channels in health & disease. Read more

Automated Assessment of Wound Perfusion

Impaired wound perfusion is a risk factor for delayed wound healing and Surgical Site Infection (SSI). Currently assessment of wound perfusion is a complex clinical skill, which requires specific training and impacts on the clinical decision making process. Read more

BBSRC NLD Doctoral Training Partnership: Critical evaluation of mitophagy, mitochondrial dysfunction and senescence axis

Many types of cells become senescent as a response to a variety of stressors, and show distinct senescence phenotype such as persistent DNA damage, mitochondrial dysfunction, increased levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and pro-inflammatory cytokine. Read more

The effects of hypoxia on decision making, cognitive flexibility, memory, and pain

Applications are invited for a fully-funded three-year PhD to commence in October 2024. The PhD will be based in the Department of Psychology (Faculty of Science & Health), and will be supervised by Dr Nils Niederstrasser and Dr Joe Costello. . Read more

BBSRC NLD Doctoral Training Partnership: Bartering essential nutrients in animal-microbe symbiosis

All human and animal life exists in symbiosis with a complex microbiota. To improve understanding of how animals perform, survive, interact with, and adapt to, the natural world, we need to understand the fundamental basis of the relationships between animals and microbes. Read more

Human frailty biomarker development

As part of the project “A volatilome-based signature for age-related recovery and resilience” funded by the Wellcome LEAP Dynamic Resilience Program the group aims to establish a volatilome signature of ageing in humans. Read more

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