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We have 116 Physiology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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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Molecular mechanisms of pacemaker (sinus node) dysfunction in ageing, heart failure and athletes

  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
The heart’s pacemaker, the sinus node, initiates the action potential that causes the heart to beat, and the atrioventricular node conducts the action potential from the atria to the ventricles, the pumping chambers of the heart. Read more

Characterisation of adrenoceptor and muscarinic receptor subtypes coupled to potassium channels in chondrocytes from bovine cartilage

  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
Several outward potassium currents have been identified in bovine chondrocytes (review Mobasheri et al. 2012). These include ATP-sensitive and a Calcium-activated potassium currents (Sanches & Lopez-Zapata, 2011). Read more

Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD Scholarships in Health and Social Care

Applications are invited for Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD scholarships in Health and Social Care, aligned to the departments of Nursing and Midwifery and Allied Health Professions, commencing 1st October 2024. Read more

Leeds Beckett University - Carnegie School of Sport

RESEARCH THAT DRIVES CHANGE. The Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University is purposefully committed to fostering collaboration and effecting positive change. Read more

EPSRC DTP studentship in The Neuromechanics of Human Balance and Walking

EPSRC DTP studentship - 3.5 years full time starting 1st October 2024. Project summary. The School of Healthcare Sciences at Cardiff University are delighted to offer a fully funded EPSRC studentship starting in October 2024. Read more

Drug-Coated Balloon Therapy in Coronary Artery Disease Management

Applications are invited for a Postgraduate studentship, supported by Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust to be undertaken within the College of Health and Life Sciences at Aston University. . Read more

Controlling Clostridioides difficile infections through phage therapy

Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a serious, worldwide, public health threat. The leading infective cause of hospital-acquired and antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, every year around half a million new cases of C. Read more

Evolution of chemosensory behaviours in Drosophilids

Research environment. Our lab and the Department of Biology offer a friendly and stimulating work environment, with excellent conditions in terms of infrastructure, know-how, and collaboration. Read more

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