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MPhil Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Diseases

University of Buckingham
Length: 2 years
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Master's degree
Location: Buckingham
Language: English

Program description

The MPhil Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Diseases programme is offered at The Clore Laboratory - an internationally recognised centre for integrated research into diabetes, obesity and metabolic diseases.

Students will experience a holistic approach to research, which ranges from investigations at the molecular and cellular level through to whole-body physiology. The Clore Laboratory was purpose-built for metabolic research and has excellent facilities for molecular and cell biology, as well as biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology. The range of scientific disciplines among the researchers provides an excellent training ground in research methodologies.

This MPhil Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Diseases programme is a two-year research project with submission of a thesis and viva voce (oral) examination. The research will be an original piece of work.

Students also have the option of studying Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Diseases at a DPhil level.


This is a three-year research programme, the student being initially admitted to an MPhil/DPhil track. Progress from MPhil to DPhil registration is subject to assessment after 18 months. The research programme will be a substantial piece of independent work and will have made an original and significant contribution to knowledge. Examination is by thesis submission and external viva voce .

Admission requirements

Students wishing to study the MPhil Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Diseases programme will normally be expected to possess a good first degree (usually first class or second class honours) or overseas equivalent in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacology, Biology or related subjects.

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University of Buckingham

The University of Buckingham was founded in 1976. It is the only independent University in the United Kingdom to hold a royal charter, which gives it the power to award its own degrees. It is a non profit-making charity. From...

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