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400-level in the Department of Physiology

If you are interested in a 400-level qualification in the Department of Physiology, as well as obtaining the necessary grades to be eligible (see “400-level Degree Options and Entry Requirements” in the 2024 400-level project information booklet), you will need to secure a supervisor for your research project.

2024 400-level Project Information (PDF)

The process for arranging a PHSL/NEURPGDipSc or BSc(Hons) project, or a FUHBBBiomedSc(Hons) project in the Department of Physiology is below.

How to apply for a research project

  1. Read the project descriptions (Appendix I) in the 400-level project information booklet.
  2. Email the supervisors offering the projects in which you are interested to arrange a meeting to discuss the projects in-person or by Zoom.
  3. Decide the projects for which you would like to be considered (up to 3, in rank order) and the qualification for which you are applying.
  4. Complete the online application form linked below by Friday 10 November 2023. Late applications will be considered if there are projects still available.

400-level Physiology research project 2024 application form

What happens next

  1. Your research project application and academic record will be given to the academics with whom you are interested in working, who will decide on whether to accept your application.
  2. You will be informed of your application outcome by email in mid-December.
  3. If your research project application is successful:    
    • For PGDipSci or BSc(Hons), complete your formal application for entry on eVision. Once we (or NEUR) confirm admission with the Division of Sciences Administration, you will be notified of acceptance on eVision.
    • For BBiomedSc(Hons), entry is by invitation from the Dean of the School of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) once third year results are known. Acceptance into the programme is organised by the BMS Administration but is dependent on securing a research project.
  4. If you are eligible but not matched with any of your choices, you will be provided an opportunity to discuss alternative projects with other supervisors who still have projects available.

Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBiomedSc)

The Master of Biomedical Sciences degree is a one-year research (thesis) master's degree available to students who have successfully completed an honours degree (such as the BiomedSc(Hons)), or a postgraduate diploma in a biomedical subject which contained a research component of at least one‑quarter of the programme.

The MBiomedSc majoring in Functional Human Biology can be completed in the Department of Physiology.

Research opportunities for research projects

Learn more about entry requirements and the application process on the MBiomedSc qualification page

Master of Science (MSc) in Physiology

The MSc is a one- or two-year programme (depending on whether you enter at the first or second year of the MSc programme). We usually recommend completing a 400-level degree in Physiology (BSc(Hons), PGDipSc, BBiomed(Hons)) instead of the first year of the MSc, and then progressing to the full year MSc research thesis.

Learn more about the MSc in Physiology

PhD programme

Successful completion of a BBiomedSc(Hons), BSc(Hons), or MSc allows you to apply for entry to the Department's PhD programme.

We offer PhD opportunities in internationally-recognised research programmes in the following areas:

  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Membrane and Ion Transport

Learn more about our PhD programme

Postgraduate research opportunities

All postgraduate programmes in the Department of Physiology are research-based. In many cases, specific available projects will be advertised:

Postgraduate research opportunities in the Department of Physiology

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