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We have 106 Physiology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships 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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Can behavioural and physiological plasticity help animals to survive in a changing environment?

This PhD project aims to gather crucial information for predicting the ability and requirements of wildlife to cope within anthropogenically-modified environments, using the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) as a model species. Read more

MScR - Determining the genetic and circadian basis of bipolar disorder using Drosophila

Circadian rhythms and sleep are evolutionarily conserved from fruit flies (Drosophila) and are fundamental as well as vital to biology and health (Jagannath et al., 2017; Menet and Rosbash, 2011). Read more
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Brain regulation of obesity through appetite and metabolism

Project ID: SST_2_7. Body weight is regulated in the brain through appetite and energy expenditure, driving food intake and altering basal metabolism and physical activity. Read more

4 year PhD in Cardiovascular Science

The University of Edinburgh invites applications for a 4-year PhD programme in Cardiovascular Science. Research is focused on identifying causative mechanisms of cardiovascular disease. Read more

Host-microbiome interactions in human skin – implications for wound healing in type 2 diabetes

The bacteria that grow on our skin are crucial to maintain skin health, immune function and protection from infection. However, the interactions between our microbes and our skin are susceptible to changes in our physiology. Read more

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