University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

This programme includes basic science research into the pathophysiology of abnormal uterine bleeding, causes and treatment of pelvic pain and endometriosis. There is a major focus on systematic reviews and trials in several key areas of obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics; the area of subfertility and reproductive medicine is underpinned by work investigating causes of subfertility, including male gamete production and differentiation, tubular gamete interaction and oocyte production and differentiation; there are cross-college collaborations with Biosciences as well as the stem cell group within the college.; there is also basic science and clinical research into the causes of recurrent pregnancy loss; there is a major research interest in fetal medicine and development including fetal endocrinology, steroid hormone action on the fetus and placenta, modulation of the maternal immune system, fetal microchimerism and clinical fetal medicine; specific staff interests include: Fetal medicine; research synthesis and health technology assessment in obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatology; minimal invasive gynaecological endoscopy and endometriosis; and reproductive biology and genetics.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (normally a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent) in a relevant subject awarded by an approved university, or attainment of an alternative qualification or qualifications and/or evidence of experience judged by the University as indicative of an applicant's potential for research and as satisfactory for the purpose of entry to a research degree programme. Admission and registration for a research degree programme may be conditional on satisfactory completion of preliminary study, which may include assessment. Applicants may, if they live in the UK, be invited for an interview or to visit to discuss their application. English requirements are: IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band, TOEFL 95 overall with no less than 22 in any band, or PTE Academic 67 in all 4 skills.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,910 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,910 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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