PhD opportunities at the School of Medicine

We offer a broad range of PhD opportunities

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Our current research students cover a diverse array of disciplines including:

  • Diabetes Medicine
  • Cardiovascular
  • Cancer
  • Neuroscience
  • Infection and Inflammation
  • Health and Bioinformatics and Genomics
  • Translational and Cellular Imaging and Engineering
  • Medical Education
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Biomechanics
  • Motion Analysis
  • Sports Biomechanics and Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal

Current funded PhDs

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Learn more about currently available funded PhD opportunities with us.

Current funded PhDs in the School of Medicine

Self-funded projects

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If you are considering self-funding your research degree, or bringing funding from a sponsor, our list of available PhD projects will give you an idea of the types of research we do in the School of Medicine.

Available self-funded PhD projects

Professional Doctorate

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The Professional Doctorate is designed for those who want to build on their professional portfolio of experience to achieve a doctoral award.

Equivalent to a PhD, the Prof Doc has been designed for you to study part-time alongside your work.

Professional Doctorate in Medicine


We encourage prospective PhD students to contact us directly to find out more about our PhD opportunities.

Informal PhD enquiries contact for all research themes

Miss Claire Neillie
Senior Administrator (PGR),
School of Medicine
+44(0)1382 383714

Doctoral Training Programme

The University of Dundee hosts an MRC PhD Doctoral Training Programme in Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science (QIBIOMED).

Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

The Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery has a long tradition in supervising postgraduate research leading to PhD research degrees in a wide-ranging choice of subject matter.

Divisional PhD Leads

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