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Physiology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for European Students (exc UK)

We have 106 Physiology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for European Students (exc UK)

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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Developing translatable TetraVecta-enabled allogeneic regulatory T cell therapy

Commercial partner: Oxford Biomedica (UK) Ltd (OXB). Pathological immune activation is a hallmark of several diseases from autoimmunity to solid organ transplant rejection. 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

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

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