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Physiology PhD Research Projects for UK Students

We have 106 Physiology PhD Research Projects for UK 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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Precision Medicine DTP - Could disrupted functional connectivity between the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex be an early marker of vascular cognitive impairment in dementia?

  Research Group: Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences
Additional supervisor. Prof Simon Hanslmayr [University of Glasgow]. Background. The healthy blood-brain barrier (BBB) maintains selective permeability and controls cerebral blood flow to ensure efficient energy supply, prompt waste removal, and balance chemical composition in the interstitial fluid. Read more

Precision Medicine DTP - Artificial Intelligence Augmentation of the Paper ECG

  Research Group: Centre for Cardiovascular Science
Background. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a non-invasive and widely available investigative modality which provides clinicians with important temporal and anatomic data about the heart’s electrical activity. Read more

Targeting inflammation for early treatment of chronic kidney disease-associated cardiomyopathy

Other supervisors. Prof Andre Ng (University of Leicester), Prof Claudio Mauro and Dr Katja Gehmlich (University of Birmingham). Informal enquiries should be directed to the project supervisor Dr Christopher O'Shea - Read more

Personalised intervention approaches to improve and maintain physical activity following cardiac rehabilitation SSEHS/NP24

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are still a leading cause of death globally. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is an evidence-based intervention which is delivered after a cardiac event and aims to improve and restore health post cardiac event, and decrease the risk of future events. Read more

China Scholarship Council: Fatigue and frailty in bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis is a chronic lung condition that was previously neglected for years. Non-pharmacological management for bronchiectasis includes airway clearance techniques and pulmonary rehabilitation. Read more

(BBSRC DTP) Determining the role of microRNA in shaping GABAergic signalling in hippocampal networks

The precise expression of our genes is critical to the very day functioning of our brains. MicroRNAs are a class of noncoding RNAs which modulate the expression patterns of our genes and shape the transcriptomic landscape in the brain. Read more

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